A slum in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar was put under lockdown on Wednesday after a resident tested positive for coronavirus.
The resident of Motaharer slum, who is also a temporary worker of National Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Referral Centre, tested positive today, said Jan-e-Alam, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.
There are around 300-350 families in the slum. They locked the slum around 5pm, he added.
Besides, 54 other people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the number of such cases in the country to 218, IEDCR said.