Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, Bangladesh is going to enforce a week-long strict lockdown from April 7 to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
During the lockdown down period, only emergency services will remain in operation, officials said in Dhaka on Friday.
“All government and private offices, and factories will remain closed during the week-long lockdown to curb the Covid-19 spread,” said an official.
A gazette notification in this regard will be issued soon, he added.
As many as 7,462 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 673,594, Dhaka Tribune reported.
The country also witnessed 63 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the daily virus update released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Friday afternoon.
The total number of Covid-19 fatalities in the country now stands at 9,584.
Health authorities on Wednesday recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases (7,626) in a single day since the pandemic made landfall in the country in March last year.
However, the number dropped to 6,854 on Thursday.
On Thursday, Bangladesh also recorded the highest number of single-day Covid-19 deaths, with 74 people dying of the deadly disease in 24 hours.