Wari goes under into 21-day lockdown

The authorities locked down the area yesterday for 21 days to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Wari under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) was put under strict lockdown for 21 days from Saturday morning as the area was identified as a ‘Red Zone’ due to high Covid-19 infection rate, reports media.

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) chief executive officer Shah Imdadul Haque confirmed the matter to media.

The health directorate has identified Wari’s Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, Dhaka-Sylhet Highway from Baldha Garden to Joy Kali Temple, Lalmini Road, Hare Road, War Road, Rankin Road and Nawab Road as high-risk ‘red zones’ where the lockdown restrictions will be enforced.

Wari is the second area in the capital to go into lockdown after similar restrictions were imposed on East Rajabazar.

Earlier on Tuesday, DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh explained in detail about putting Wari under lockdown. A control centre has been set up there while booths will be set up for sample collection and there will be an isolation centre as well.

Bamboo-made barricades have already been placed on lanes and sub-lanes of the area. Banners with lockdown signs were put on the entrances.

The locked down area will have a 21-day general holiday with all offices in the area shut. All businesses, shops, markets, mosques and temples will remain shuttered – except pharmacies.

Police said they will only allow people with emergencies to go out once the lockdown is in effect. Otherwise, all kinds of movements in and out or within the area will be highly restricted.