Authorities have extended the ongoing lockdown in the Rajshahi city by one more week as the Covid-19 situation deteriorated in the city.
All connectivity to the city from different upazilas will remain suspended till July 1.
Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil confirmed the mater on Wednesday after a meeting of the district administration.
A seven-day lockdown was first imposed in Rajshahi on June 11. The lockdown was scheduled to end on Thursday midnight.
Meanwhile, 16 people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours (till 8am on Wednesday).
The district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll reached 245 since June 1.
During the lockdown, all modes of public transport will stay off the roads. However, the movement restrictions won't apply on vehicles providing emergency services.
Moreover, all shops, markets, and restaurants will remain closed, except for grocery stores and pharmacies. This is to allow people to buy their daily essentials and medicines from their local grocers and chemists, respectively.
BDST: 1912 HRS, JUNE 23, 2021