2 Sirajganj villages on self lockdown
Inhabitants of two villages under Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj district on Wednesday put themselves on voluntary lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The villages which went for self-lockdown are Ullapara Moddhopara under Ullapara municiplaity and Raninagar under Hatikumrul union.
The villagers said none could leave or enter the villages during this self-imposed lockdown.
They also formed a volunteer committee at each village to monitor the strict enforcement of the lockdown.
The villagers closed down all the entry and exist points into and from their respective villages by putting bamboo-made barricades.
Ekramul Haque, a villager of Ullapara Modhhopara, said they decided to impose lockdown on themselves for the greater interests of their people after talking to all the inhabitants of the villages.
Everyone is coming forward in need of one another during the lockdown, he added.