HC for declaring lockdown amid coronavirus fear

Published : 17:17, Mar 25, 2020 | Updated : 17:19, Mar 25, 2020

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. File Photo/Sazzad HossainThe High Court (HC) observed that lockdown should be declared in the country to prevent transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The court also advised all to follow guidelines set by the government and keep faith in it in tackling the deadly virus.

A High Court vacation bench comprising Justice Md Ashraful Kamal and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir came up with the observations on Wednesday (Mar 25) while disposing of a writ filed in this regard.

“We all have to work jointly in tackling coronavirus. We have to follow the model of Taiwan. How this country managed to tackle coronavirus outbreak in spite of being the next door neighbour of China,” the court observed.

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Md JR Khan Rabin filed the writ petition on Mar 23 and Barrister Humayun Kabir Pallab moved the writ before court.

Deputy Attorney General Pratikar Chakma argued for the state in the hearing.