Dhaka and Rangamati districts have been declared red zones for coronavirus infection. Apart from this, 6 border districts including Jessore have been put at medium risk.
This information was revealed from the Corona Dashboard website of the Department of Health on Wednesday (January 12).
The districts at risk are: Rajshahi, Rangpur, Natore, Lalmonirhat, Dinajpur, Jessore. The corona infection rate in these districts ranges from 5 percent to 9 percent. The corona infection rate in the two districts in the red zone is 10 percent to 19 percent.
And 54 districts are at green zone or at low risk of infection. And in Panchagarh and Bandarban districts the rate of sample test has been very low.
In addition, in the last 7 days it has increased by 169.12 percent more than the previous 7 days but the death rate has decreased by 20 percent.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the cabinet department issued a circular on Monday with 11-point directives banning open gatherings and half the number of passengers on public transport. These restrictions will remain in effect from Thursday until further notice.
According to the circular, the 11-point directive was issued at an inter-ministerial meeting to review the socio-economic status of the country, economic activity and the overall situation.
The guidelines are: Mandatory wearing of masks in all public places including shops, shopping malls and markets, buyers and sellers and hotels and restaurants. Mandatory use of masks outside the office and court. Vaccination certificate is required for eating in restaurants and staying in residential hotels, not allowing all students above 12 years of age to enter educational institutions without vaccination certificate after the date fixed by the Ministry of Education.
Increase the number of screenings at land ports, seaports and airports. Taking half the capacity of trains, buses and launches. Drivers and assistants of all types of vehicles must have the required immunization certificate, compulsory coronation immunization certificate for all including foreign passengers. To make the imams concerned about the observance of hygiene rules and wearing of masks in the sermons of Jumu’ah prayers in all the mosques of the country. All kinds of social, political, religious ceremonies and gatherings in the open are closed.