11-Point Restriction Begins to Prevent Omicron Spread

The government has imposed new restrictions on dealing with a new variant of coronavirus, Omicron. The restrictions have been taken into effect on Thursday (January 13). At this time everyone has to follow the 11 point instructions.

A notification to this effect was issued by the Cabinet Division on Monday (January 10) afternoon.

The notification said that according to the decision taken at the meeting to review the outbreak of new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) Omicron and the contagious situation of the disease in the country.

The 11 guidelines that must be followed during the restrictions:

  1. It is compulsory for everyone to wear a mask in all public places including shops, shopping malls and markets and hotels and restaurants. Otherwise he/she will have to face legal punishment.
  2. Masks must be used outside the office and court. Mobile courts should be set up across the country to prevent deviations in compliance with hygiene rules.
  3. Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate must be shown in order to sit in a restaurant and stay in a residential hotel.
  4. All students above the age of 12 years will not be allowed to enter the educational institution without the vaccination certificate after the date fixed by the Ministry of Education.
  5. The number of screenings at land ports, seaports and airports should be increased. Crew must be banned from entering the ports. Even at land ports, only the driver can stay with the incoming truck. No assistant can come. Visitors accompanying foreigners must stop entering the airport.
  6. Trains, buses and launches can carry half the capacity of passengers. The concerned authorities will issue specific instructions in this regard along with the date of implementation. Drivers and assistants of all types of vehicles must be certified with the Covid-19 vaccine.
  7. All, including passengers from abroad must show compulsory Covid-19 vaccine certificate.
  8. Imams will warn the people concerned about the observance of hygiene rules and wearing masks in the sermons of Jumu'ah prayers in all mosques.
  9. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will take necessary publicity and initiatives to expedite public coronary vaccination and booster doses. In this case, they will take the help of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  10. The open space should be closed for social, political, religious ceremonies and post-assembly instructions.
  11. In case of any special situation in any area, the local administration will be able to take action in consultation with the concerned.

Meanwhile, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said that if anyone does not abide by the restrictions, he/she will be fined by the mobile court and may even go to jail.

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