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State minister for public administration Farhad Hossain made this disclosure on Saturday while speaking as chief guest at an event organised by the Border Guard Bangladesh Chuadanga battalion in Jafarpur, Chuadanga.

He said, “The upcoming lockdown, from 23 July to 5 August, will be the strictest one to curb the transmission of the virus.”

When asked, Farhad Hossain said, “The recommendation [of the national technical advisory committee on Covid-19] is essential to tackle the pandemic,” adding that the army, BGB and police will be deployed across the country to enforce the lockdown.

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