The government has divided different parts of the country into three zones -– red, yellow and green -– to tackle the worsening coronavirus situation.
The entire divisions of Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymensingh, 50 districts and 400 upazilas have been brought under ‘Red Zone’ and those will be fully locked down, according to the latest update posted on the Health Ministry’s website.
The lockdown might come into effect from Thursday or Friday next, said government sources.
Earlier, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Saturday revealed that areas with 30 infections per 100,000 of population will be marked as ‘Red Zone’ in the capital while outside the capital, areas with 10 confirmed cases per 100,000 people will be categorised as ‘Red Zone’.
For areas that have 3-19 cases per 100,000 of population will be categorised as ‘Yellow Zone’ while areas with even fewer cases will be ‘Green Zone’
In the ministry’s update, all the districts of Sylhet, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions have been shown in the ‘Red Zone’.
Five other divisions, 13 districts and 19 upazilas have been categorised as ‘Yellow Zone’ while one district and 75 upazilas have been placed under the ‘Green Zone’.
Numbers of districts under the ‘Red Zone’ and ‘Yellow Zone’ are four and two respectively in Barishal division, eight and three in Chattogram division, 11 and two in Dhaka, six and three in Khulna division and five and three districts in Rajshahi division respectively.
Jhenaidah district under Khulna division is the lone district in the ‘Green Zone’.
In capital Dhaka, 38 areas have been categorised as ‘Yellow Zone’ while 11 as ‘Green Zone’.
However, no area has been shown in the ‘Red Zone’.
Bangladesh so far reported 65,769 coronavirus cases and 888 deaths.