Khulna goes under 7-day lockdown from Tuesday
Published : Tuesday, 22 June, 2021 at 8:47 PM Count : 193
Khulna went into a week-long strict Covid-19 lockdown on Tuesday aiming to curb the spread of the lethal virus in the district.
The lockdown started at 6:00am and will continue till midnight of June 28.
Law enforcers including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Police and Anser have been deployed in the city and district to implement the lockdown strictly.
Khulna divisional commissioner Md Ismail Hossain, deputy commissioner Mohammad Helal Hossain, Superintendent of Police Md Mahbub Hossain visited different areas in the city and district to monitor the overall situation.
Talking to BSS, Khulna DC Mohammad Helal Hossain said this afternoon, "Decision has been taken for a seven-day strict lockdown. Lockdown means lockdown. We want a complete lockdown."
Khulna City Awami League General Secretary MDA Babul Rana visited city’s Sonadanga and Sadar thana areas. He expressed satisfaction as all shops were found closed within the specific time.
Additional deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Sarder Rakibul Islam told BSS, that KMP has issued instructions to police members to perform duties strictly during the lockdown.
Meanwhile, several mobile courts today have arrested 17 people and sent them to jail in different terms in 23 cases in the city. The court also realized Taka 40,500 as fine for flouting the lockdown rules and not wearing masks.
The mobile courts, led by additional deputy commissioner and additional district magistrate Md Yusuf Ali, have awarded imprisonment and fine in different areas. Executive Magistrates Kazi Nahid Eva, Ismail Hossain, Ariful Islam in cooperation with RAB, Police and Anser conducted several drives.
Meanwhile, police were seen on alert at the city's Dakbangla, Picture Palace intersection, Shibbbari, and Sonadanga points.
All shops at the Dakbangla and Picture Palace areas were kept shut.