Authorities announced an indefinite lockdown for Magura city and adjoining Mohammadpur upazila effective from 6pm Sunday amid a surge in coronavirus infections.
The announcement came from Magura Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Ashraful Alam and Mohammadpur Upazila Nirbahi Office (UNO) on Sunday.
The decision came after 17 people tested positive with Covid-19 in 53 sample tests as of Sunday.
According to the announcement, all the public transport services except emergency ones will remain suspended during the period.
Besides, all shops and shopping malls were ordered to remain shut except food and medicine stores.
Until now 1,326 Covid cases were detected in the district after 8,357 sample tests, said Civil Surgeon Dr Shahidullah Dewan.
Also 24 coronavirus related deaths were logged while 1,222 got cured of it.