The Covid-19 national technical advisory committee has recommended a countrywide shutdown for at least 14 days to stem the spread of coronavirus disease and prevent the loss of lives.

This was revealed in a press release signed by the committee chief professor Mohammad Sahidullah on Thursday.

The recommendation was made from a meeting of the committee held on Wednesday night.

Restrictions are underway across the country and it will be in force till 15 July. Besides, strict restrictions are underway in seven districts surrounding Dhaka in a bid to desolate the capital.

Amid this situation, the committee recommends a shutdown for 14 days across the country.

Committee chief Mohammad Sahidullah said the shutdown implies closures of everything except emergency services.

Meanwhile, restrictions have been imposed in Chapainawabganj and are underway in various places. It has also been effective there.

The government has been closely monitoring the situations due to increased infections.

The government earlier this year imposed restrictions on various areas, including public transport, for seven days from 5 April to curb the infection. Later it was extended for two more days.

As the situation didn’t come under control, from 14 to 21 April, an ‘all-out lockdown’ was declared. This was later extended for eight times till 15 July.

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