The government is going for announce general holiday at only the red zone areas to control further spread of deadly coronavirus in Bangladesh.

All offices, business, and other institutions will remain open in the green and yellow zones on a limited scale following the zoning plan.

A virtual meeting on challenges and progress of the zoning system, chaired by the Health Minister Zahid Maleque, was held on Friday.

The meeting recommended declaring general holiday at the red zones as it is mandatory for everyone under the zones to stay at home.

“Despite coronavirus infection spiking in Bangladesh, we will not go back to the general holiday enforcement model. We are planning to announce lockdown only at the hotspots (red zone) to control further spread of the virus,” said Farhad Hossain, state minister of the Ministry of Public Administration, who also participated in the meeting.

“Operations will remain active in the other areas, as countrywide lockdown is not effective,” he told.



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