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Shops, public transport ordered closed in Shibchar

20 March 2020 bdnews24.com


The local authorities in Madaripur's Shibchar Upazila have ordered all shops, business entities and public transports shut to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The order, effective from Thursday evening, will exclude shops of essential goods like groceries and medicines, Upazila  Executive Officer Md Asaduzzaman said.
Earlier at a press briefing in Dhaka, Health Minister Zahid Malik said the situation was worsening in Madaripur and Faridpur districts and In particular, Shibchar Upazila.
"They have more patients with the symptoms than in the other areas. Most of the 17 infected are from the region. So we are considering it vulnerable, critical," he said. "We will lock down these areas if the number of cases rises," he added.

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