DHAKA: Bangladesh has introduced it’s going to impose a troublesome new lockdown beginning Monday following a “harmful and alarming” surge in Delta variant instances of COVID-19.
All authorities and personal workplaces shall be shut for every week and solely medical-related transport shall be allowed, the federal government mentioned late Friday.
“Nobody can step out of their houses besides in emergency instances,” an announcement added.
Well being division spokesman Robed Amin mentioned police and border guards could be deployed to implement the lockdown and the military could also be concerned if wanted.
“It’s a harmful and alarming scenario. If we do not comprise it now, we are going to face an India-like scenario,” Amin instructed AFP, referring to a surge in instances in neighbouring India in April and Could.
An infection charges have been rising sharply since mid-Could in Bangladesh, dwelling to round 170 million folks.
On Friday the federal government recorded virtually 6,000 new instances and 108 fatalities, the second-highest demise toll but within the pandemic.
Authorities say the scenario in districts close to the Indian border is catastrophic, with hospitals within the cities of Khulna and Rajshahi overwhelmed.
An infection numbers in India have fallen sharply in current weeks, with fewer than 50,000 new instances reported on Friday, down from greater than 400,000 every day in early Could.
However authorities within the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Friday tightened restrictions due to issues a few new variant, Delta plus, round 50 instances of which have been reported nationwide.