Lockdown lifted from Wari

A 21-day lockdown has been imposed in parts of Wari in Old Dhaka from 4 July to curb the novel coronavirus infection
A 21-day lockdown has been imposed in parts of Wari in Old Dhaka from 4 July to curb the novel coronavirus infection Prothom Alo

The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) lifted the lockdown from Wari on Friday midnight, 21 days after it was enforced.

Abu Naser, public relations officer of the DSCC, said the lockdown was lifted at 12:00am as there is no fresh instruction from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in this regard.

Besides, he said, the infection rate in the area has relatively declined.

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However, the awareness campaign will continue there as before using loudspeakers to make sure that people are following social-distancing rules and recommended health protocols.

Other services, including food delivery and coronavirus-testing booths, will be there until 30 July.

Wari was put under the 21-day lockdown on July 4 as the health authorities marked the area as a red zone due to the high COVID-19 infection rate there.