Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam says that the way residents of East Rajabazar are contributing to implementing the lockdown is exemplary.
Saluting the residents for their help, the Dhaka north mayor said that the lockdown in Rajabazar has been extended for another seven days as per the directives of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Atiqul Islam made the remarks while inaugurating the "Infectious waste management" programme at East Rajabazar on Tuesday.
"We will provide 10 waste disposal bags to the houses that have coronavirus patients," he said during the inauguration.
He further said that the city corporation will provide 3 lakh waste disposal bags to the residents of Dhaka.
"We often mix Covid-19 waste with other household waste. This increases the risk of virus contamination," the mayor said, adding that the city corporation, from July 7, will not collect waste from houses that mix up gloves, masks with other household waste.
While the Dhaka North City Corporation will provide 3 lakh waste disposal bags at the beginning, the residents will need to buy it themselves afterwards.
The residents will have to throw the medical waste, such as gloves and masks, in these bags. Cleaners of the city corporation will collect the medical waste twice a week on Saturday and Tuesday.
The medical waste will be collected and kept in a secondary transfer station in the area. Then, they will be disposed off following precautions with the help of a private organisation in the capital's Matuail area.