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Bangladesh to be divided into red, green and yellow zones

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Staff Reporter :
Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the entire country will be divided into three zones-red, yellow and green considering the rate of infections and death.
He told it to reporters after a coordination meeting on coronavirus prevention held on Monday at the Secretariat.
The Health Minister said that the affected areas would be temporarily locked down, if necessary. Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Chattogram are the worst infected areas. He said, they are now working with the experts.
Maleque said most of the districts and upazilas of Bangladesh are still in good state in terms of virus infection. "We want to retain those areas. That's why we summoned a meeting. The day before Sunday I met the Prime Minister with our experts. There was a detailed discussion with the Prime Minister about the creation of zones."
The Health Minister said the Prime Minister had given some suggestions and they also discussed those elaborately at the meeting. 'We'll now make a plan and that was discussed. We'll now draft a specific plan. Then the mayor, health, home and local government ministries will try to implement the plan."
Later, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, "The number of corona virus cases is spreading day by day. Besides, corona test rate is also increasing. That is why we are making Red, Green and Yellow zones. We also discussed the Prime Minister's directive as to how to turn the red zone into a green zone. The Health Minister will formulate some suggestions in this regard and we'll implement those very soon."

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