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With a view to preventing spread of coronavirus, six districts- Noakhali, Cumilla, Gaibandha, Chuadanga, Narsingdi and Chandpur were put under lockdown.
NOAKHALI: The local administration put the district under lockdown from Saturday at 6am with a view to preventing coronavirus.
Noakhali Deputy Commissioner (DC) and District Magistrate Tanmoy Das confirmed the information on Friday at 5:30pm.
The DC said all the entry and exit points of the district were declared restricted to prevent the spread of coronavirus. No one will not allowed to travel even within the upazilas here.
The members and vehicle who provide essential services, including electricity, water, gas, fire service, cleaning programme, telephone, internet and health services, can be travel wherever they need without any harassment, the DC added.
CUMILLA: With a view to preventing coronavirus, the local administration has locked down the district from Friday.
Cumilla Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Coronavirus Preventing Committee District Unit MD Abul Fazal Mir declared the lockdown thorough a notice at noon.
DC Md Abul Fazal Mir said Coronavirus Preventing Committee District Unit organized a meeting on Friday. Following the discussion there, the decision of locking down the district has been taken.
During the lockdown, all the entry and exit points of the district will remain strictly restricted. No one will be allowed to travel within the upazilas via any kind of vehicle. Those who defy the law, the administration will take action agaist them.
But the essential services including food and health services will remain open in the district, the DC added.
GAIBANDHA: The district was placed under complete lockdown starting from Friday 5pm until further notice to keep the people at home  in order to controlling the coronavirus transmission.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) and also district magistrate Abdul Matin confirmed the matter to the Daily Observer on Friday afternoon over mobile phone.
During the lockdown, mass gatherings are not allowed while no individual can come out their residences without any emergency issues like purchasing medicine or taking healthcare services from the physicians, the DC mentioned.
Vehicles would not be allowed to enter or exit the  district, the DC said, adding that several check-posts have been set up at the entrance points of the district to enforce the lockdown properly.
Hospitals, kitchen markets, medicine shops, media outlets and essential services like electricity, gas, telephone and internet would remain out of the purview of the lockdown, the DC further added.
Civil administration, Bangladesh army, police, and other law enforcement agencies and public representatives were deployed in this regard, the DC termed.  
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave an instruction on lockdown of Dhaka and Naryayanganj cities and elsewhere in the country where coronavirus infected patients would be found.
DC Abdul Matin also urged the people to stay at home during the lockdown.
CHUADANGA: The local administration has locked down the district,  which came into effect from Friday morning.
It was announced through a public notice signed by DC MD Nazrul Islam Sarker on Thursday night.
According to the notice, the lockdown has been imposed over the district to reduce the spread of coronavirus and to prevent it.
All the entry and exit points of the district have been announced restricted here.
Earlier, one coronavirus patient has been detected in the district.
NARSINGDI: The district administration decided to put the district under lockdown to check the spread of deadly coronavirus. The lockdown began form Thursday morning.
DC Syeda Farhana Kawnain made the announcement. The lockdown will be imposed until the further notice, she said. Law-enforcing agencies have tightened the security in the district.
Police were seen busy in patrolling across the town to maintain the social distancing among mass people.
CHANDPUR: The district administration concerned has declared complete lockdown over the district.
The lockdown came into effect from Thursday evening.
It was announced through a public notice signed by DC Md Mazedur Rahman Khan.i
It has been mentioned in the notice that lockdown has been declared according to the decision of the District Committee for Resistance of Coronavirus Prevention, Control and Resistance. The entry and exist people into and from the district have been declared restricted.
The notice said none would be able to enter the district either through road or riverine routes or go to other districts from Chandpur District. The same restrictions will remain in effect on the internal movement from one upazila to another upazila inside the district.
Moreover, all kinds of public transports and public gatherings will remain suspended during the lockdown. However, the emergency services like treatment and food supplies will remain purview of the lockdown.
No coronavirus has been detected in Chandpur district. However, due to the detection of coronavirus infected patients in the neighbouring districts and arrival of people from different districts including Narayanganj, the administration has taken the decision.

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