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The way this lockdown is going to happen

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  • 02 April, 2021 18:42:26

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News Desk: Deaths and identities are on the rise in the country due to the epidemic. Another 59 people have died in the last 24 hours. Which is the second highest death ever. The death toll rose to 9,105. Besides, in the last 24 hours, a maximum of 6,489 corona patients have been identified in the history of the country. After the first corona patient was identified in the country on March 6 last year, so many patients have not been identified yet.

With this, the total number of corona patients in the country has stood at 6 lakh 17 thousand 84 people so far. Another 52 died in Corona on Wednesday (March 31st). Besides, 5,356 corona patients were identified. Also on Tuesday (March 30) the day before, Corona was attacked and identified. Another 45 corona patients died and 5,042 were identified. Reviewing the continuous identification and death of the last few days, it is understood that the corona of the country is going to take a terrible shape again. In such a situation, it can be seen that the number of corona patients is increasing in the hospitals of Dhaka. There is no place to store sesame. There is no empty ICU. In the midst of a severe crisis, patients are struggling to get a normal bed. Many patients are being returned regularly due to lack of adequate beds. It has also been seen that there is a long line of patients coming to the capital's Covid hospitals for corona tests. Kurmitola Hospital in the city has seen that almost twice as many patients are currently admitted as compared to the seats. Besides, they have to be tested more than their capacity every day. About 40 per cent of the people who came to Kurmitola Hospital for testing were found to be corona positive, hospital authorities said. Even last year when the Corona situation was at its worst, they now fear it is getting worse.

An employee at Kurmitola Hospital said the patient's pressure was higher this time than last year. The complications of the patients are different. 40 out of 100 people are positive. In this dire situation, the government has already issued 18-point directives for two weeks to control corona infection. All types of public gatherings (social / political / religious / other) are restricted, all types of public gatherings are prohibited in highly contagious areas, the government has directed to discourage public gatherings on the occasion of any social function including marriage / birthday. Also to ensure proper hygiene in all religious places of worship including mosques, not to carry more than 50 per cent of the capacity of public transport in accordance with the hygiene rules, to restrict traffic, to ensure 14 days quarantine of foreign passengers, to close all educational institutions and coaching centers, all public and private The government issued 18 directives including 50 percent manpower management. Meanwhile, as corona continues to rise, Bangladesh Railways on Wednesday (March 31) introduced new rules for the issue of passenger train tickets. As mentioned, the issue of intercity train tickets has been temporarily suspended after April 11 until further notice. The directive further said that 50 per cent of the total number of tickets for the intercity trains of Bangladesh Railway should be issued simultaneously online, on mobile app and counter simultaneously from 8 am in advance.

From now on, the railways have decided to leave not one passenger in all the trains but also one seat vacant to prevent corona infection. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has decided to postpone all the elections including Union Parishad and Laxmipur-2 constituencies to be held on April 11 due to the deteriorating situation in the country on Thursday (April 1). Besides, the National Technical Advisory Committee has recommended closure of book fairs, social events, entertainment centers and other fairs in the country as soon as possible. At the same time, they have suggested increasing the number of hospital beds and ICUs in hospitals. At the same time, it has been suggested to take instructions from the Islamic Foundation on following the rules of hygiene in religious ceremonies. Earlier (March 29), Health Minister Zahid Malek told a national media outlet that the government was going to impose new restrictions on movement and public gatherings to cope with the new epidemic. Such announcements may "come" for some parts of the country. "Maybe there will be announcements of different types of lockdowns," he said. Among them, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Bandarban, Khagrachhari - to stop coming and going in these areas, wedding ceremonies, waz mahfils, picnics, etc., these public places may be banned. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of strict measures to prevent corona infection.

To prevent infection, he gives the impression of controlling everything as before. He told parliament on Thursday (April 1st) that apathy had increased among people after the vaccination. The Prime Minister called upon the government to provide assistance to all in accordance with proper hygiene norms. Highlighting the epidemic situation at the time, the Prime Minister further said that the measures taken to control the first wave of corona may be taken again. The Prime Minister also said that the epidemic has increased due to negligence and indifference after vaccination. Explaining the various reasons for the sudden increase in corona infections and deaths, experts say that over the past few months, coronavirus sample testing, identification of infected patients and death rates have been steadily declining. But disregard for social distance, not wearing masks, overcrowding in tourist centers, disregard for hygiene, indifference to the use of disinfectants have once again taken a terrible shape. If the situation worsens, it is important to plan ahead. Experts suggest that if the infection spreads rapidly, it could lead to another lockdown. Besides, if the current situation in Corona continues like this for the next few days, experts believe that the government may go into lockdown this month. In response to the question whether there is a need for lockdown in the country in the current context, the former director of the Department of Disease Control of the Department of Health, Professor. Benazir Ahmed said that lockdown is not the solution to all problems. Lockdown will only work if we create awareness within ourselves. Locked down, but there will be no benefit if people do not follow the hygiene rules. Mentioning that the government has to play a leading role in this, he added that the corona identification test should be increased.

Those affected by corona need to be identified. More risky areas need to be identified in Corona. Infected isolation must be ensured. Also those who are suspicious should stay in quarantine. In this case, there is no alternative to the test. He said the issue of country lockdown belongs to the government. In this case, my advice is to do a partial lockdown. Specially marked areas must be locked down. So that people from one area cannot go to another area. In the current situation, the expert emphasized on controlling the movement of people, avoiding public gatherings, controlling the movement of people in the office-court. The Department of Health has already identified 31 districts as high risk. Experts suggest curfew-like lockdown in these risky areas. They say that in order to save the country and the people of the country, curfew (in the form of lockdown) should be imposed in 5 most prone cities including Dhaka for at least two weeks now. Public health experts also say that strict restrictions need to be imposed before the situation in the country becomes more dire. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Professor of Pharmacology. Sayedur Rahman told the media that in the current situation, there is no alternative but to give lockdown in the country. Professor Saidur said that in addition to the 30 districts prone to high infection, the 18 points directed by the government should be strictly followed. Otherwise, the number of daily infected patients in the country will double next week. Comparing this rise in the number of patient infections with the second tsunami, not the second wave, doctors say it is not possible to control the infection in any way with the government's 16-point directive. There is no substitute for tougher lockdown than before to reduce infection. Preventive medicine expert and public health expert Dr. comparing this rise of corona with tsunami. Lelin Chowdhury said, ‘Corona is spreading in the intensity of tsunami. Disaster is ahead. ' Public health expert Chinmoy Das said there is no alternative to at least two weeks of severe lockdown at the moment given the rate at which corona patient flow is increasing.

The later I do, the more damage will be done. 18 directives of the government, suspension of all elections in the country, suspension of train ticket sales, recent remarks of the Prime Minister on Corona, recommendation to close ongoing book fairs and entertainment centers of the country, control of passenger movement in public transport, closure of all educational institutions and coaching centers, 50 per cent in all public and private institutions. Is managing to indicate a lockdown again? So is the country going to be locked down again? We may have to wait a few more days to get an answer to this question.

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