Ignoring the national blockade, more than 100,000 people in Bangladesh attended the funeral, and very few people wore masks

Ignoring the national blockade, more than 100,000 people in Bangladesh attended the funeral, and very few people wore masks
April 20, 2020 No Comments News customjune.com

In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, Bangladesh is implementing a national blockade. Nonetheless, according to CNN, on the 18th local time, more than 100,000 people violated the blockade order and went to Brahmin Barria to attend the funeral of a priest. The report mentions that the country prohibits assembly or prayer activities of more than five people.

The report said that the special assistant to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Shah Ali Fahad and Brahmin Bariya police spokesman Imtiaz Ahmed, confirmed the scale of the funeral attendance.

The report also stated that Maulana Zubayer Ahmad Ansari was a priest during his lifetime. On that day, tens of thousands of people rushed to the road leading to the Brahman Barria region and traveled from the surrounding area to the region to attend the funeral. CNN said that this caused people to worry about a new round of outbreaks.

Bangladesh Central Police spokesman Sukhla Rana said that the police could not control the crowd who came to the funeral, but the police had formed a committee to start investigating why so many people were allowed to gather.

In addition, CNN reported that pictures showed that only a handful of people went to the funeral to wear masks.

The report mentioned that as of 19th, Bangladesh has reported 2,456 confirmed cases and 91 deaths. However, some officials said that due to the lack of test kits, the actual number of people infected with the new coronavirus may be higher in the country. Earlier, the Bangladesh Ministry of Public Administration issued a notice on the afternoon of the 10th to extend the national blockade period to April 25, and requested that people should stay at home after 18:00 every day. Those who violate the regulations will be punished accordingly, and emergency vehicles in the medical, communications, and power industries will not be restricted by the above regulations.

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