DHAKA: Wari area of the capital has been placed under lockdown for the next 21 days from 6am on Saturday (July 4) to contain the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) chief executive officer Shah Imdadul Haque confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
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.
BDST: 1252 HRS, JUL 04, 2020