DOT Desk:  A huge tailback was created on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway on Wednesday morning causing acute suffering to the homebound people.
 Hundreds of city dwellers boarded buses to head back home after government announced closure of all public and private offices in efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus The 40km jam stretched from Chandra to Natiapara, Md Monirujjaman, officer-in-charge of Mirzapur Gorai Highway police station, said. On Monday, the government declared the shutdown effective from March 26 to April 4 to contain the spread of the virus.
The announcement came following three deaths from Covid-19 and a steady rise in the number of positive cases.
Also, people were advised not to go out of home unless they need to collect food, medicine or receive treatment.