Authorities announced an indefinite lockdown for Magura city and Mohammadpur Upazila effective from 6 pm Sunday amid a surge in the corona virus infections.
The announcement came from Magura Deputy Commissioner Dr Ashraful Alam and Mohammadpur Upazila Nirbahi Office 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 1326 Covid cases were detected in the district after 8357 sample tests, said Civil Surgeon Dr Shahidullah Dewan.
Also 24 Coronavirus related deaths were logged while 1,222 got cured of it.