Unlocked Bangladesh plans to flag coronavirus risk zones

Volunteers carrying the corpse of a COVID-19 victim for burial at the graveyard in Dhaka

Areas will be flagged red, green and yellow on the basis of death and infection rates, Health Minister Zahid Malik said after a meeting at his ministry on Monday.

“The writ petition was submitted to Justice M Enayetur Rahim’s virtual High Court bench today. We are yet to know when the hearing will be held. Once the date is set, Advocate Aneek R Haque will represent the petitioner,” Advocate Redwan told bdnews24.com.

“We’ve sat today following her instructions. Now we will make a specific plan and try to implement it together,” the health minister said before adding that the home and local government ministries will also be engaged in the efforts.

He said it depends on experts how the criteria for different zones will be set.

“Most districts and Upazilas are still in good shape. We want them to keep them in good position,” Zahid added.

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