The Wari area in the capital goes into a 21-day lockdown from Saturday morning as the authorities concerned have declared it a red zone for coronavirus.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has taken the decision to bring the area under lockdown for containing further spread of the coronavirus in the city.
The health directorate has identified Wari’s Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, Dhaka-Sylhet Highway from Baldha Garden to Joy Kali Temple, Lalmini Road, Hare Road, War Road, Rankin Road and Nawab Road as high-risk ‘red zones’ where the lockdown restrictions will be enforced.
Wari is the second area in the capital to go into lockdown after similar restrictions were imposed on on East Rajabazar.
It forms part of a renewed push to contain the disease as coronavirus cases and deaths continued to surge after a two-month general shutdown ended on May 31.