Effective lockdown

Published:  03:20 AM, 08 April 2021

Army deployment, curfew suggested

Health experts have suggested Bangladesh government to deploy army and enforce curfew for effective lockdown in keeping the coronavirus situation under control. Bangladesh government declared 18 particular directives on 29 March to tackle the spread of Covid 19. Later on a weeklong lockdown was announced in the whole country.

Public health specialist Kawsar Afsana said to BBC, "The infection of coronavirus cannot be prevented without an effective lockdown. If necessary, army along with police will have to be deployed. At least two weeks lockdown should be effectively imposed all over Bangladesh. There is no alternative for lockdowns. Direct assistance should be facilitated to the people who face economic hardship due to lockdown."

Another public health expert Mushtaq Hossain said, "The lockdown must be enforced strongly and everyone will have to be motivated to follow health rules." Public health expert Lenin Chowdhury told BBC that the government can consider enforcing night time curfew to reduce the movement of people outside. He also advised that all fairs and sports will have to be stopped without delay.


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