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Bangladesh govt announces nationwide lockdown for 7 days from April 5

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Bangladesh on Friday registered 6,830 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally of infections to 624,594. The number of deaths climbed by 50 in 24 hours to 9,155, according to data released by the government.

Bangladesh government today decided to impose a week-long nationwide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 cases and deaths surged across the country.

Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement at a media briefing in Dhaka today. Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, made the announcement at a regular briefing from his official residence on Saturday morning.

“Every office and court will be closed during this lockdown but industries and mills will continue their operation on rotation,” State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said.

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