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Lockdown over corona outbreak at Wari lifted

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Health Desk-25 July, 2020: At the end of a 21-day lockdown of Wari to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Dhaka South City Corporation lifted restrictions on the Old Dhaka area from 12:00am on Saturday.

There is no plan to extend the lockdown, which started on July 4 as the infection rate has reduced compared to the first two weeks of lockdown, a press release of the DSCC said on Saturday.

Councillors of the area are continuing awareness programmes through loudspeakers to motivate people to maintain social distancing and health guidelines.

Coronavirus testing booths, e-commerce and other facilities will continue till July 30, the press release added.

Meanwhile, from July 4 to July 22, 309 residents of the area were tested for coronavirus and 80 were found to be positive for the highly transmissible virus.

The DSCC brought Wari under lockdown following the instruction of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), identified the area as a red zone for coronavirus infection.