754 people kept in home quarantine in 2 divisions

National Desk

30 March, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A total of 754 people were kept in home quarantine in the last 24 hours in Rajshahi and Khulna divisions to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

BSS from Rajshahi: A total of 237 new more patients have been put under home quarantine in Rajshahi division in the last 24 hours to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Divisional Director of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya said 237 patients have been quarantined at homes in all eight districts of the division till 8 am on Sunday totaling the number to 3,883 since March 10 last. Of them, 2,842 were released after expiry of their 14-day quarantine till this morning in the division. Among the new ones, 131 have been home-quarantined in Rajshahi, eight in Chapainawabgonj, 13 in Natore, 24 in Joypurhat, 56 in Bogura, three in Pabna and two in Sirajgonj. 703 others were released during the last 24 hours.

Dr Gopen Acharya said a hectic measure has been adopted to bring all the migrants and other suspects under home quarantine to stem the virus spread. He also said comprehensive efforts are continuing to ensure following the health related guidelines like staying at home, social distancing and washing hands with water and soap.

Each of the destitute persons would get 10 kg of rice under the relief distribution programme. In addition to the food aid, the city corporation has adopted diversified measures, including creating awareness among the public in general through distributing leaflets and using loudspeakers.

BSS from Khulna: As comprehensive efforts are continuing to ensure social distancing, a total of 517 new expatriates were sent to keep in home-quarantine in the last 24 hours in Khulna division to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Talking to the agency on Sunday, Assistant Director (Disease Control) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Khulna division Dr. Ferdousi Akther said, a total of 517 expatriates have been kept under the home-quarantine in last 24 hours in all ten districts under Khulna division.

Among the 517 expatriates, 33 expatriates have been placed at home-quarantine in Khulna, 13 in Bagerhat, 232 in Satkhira, 116 in Jashore, 11 in Jhenaidah, 3 in Magura, 52 in Narail, 11 in Kustia, 38 in Chuadanga and 8 in Meherpur districts in the division in the last 24 hours.

“A total of 11,001 expatriates were quarantined at homes so far in Khulna division and of them, 578 were given clearance in last 24 hours after their stay in home quarantine for 14 days without symptoms of coronavirus,” she said.

Of the total, 1,758 expatriates have been placed at home-quarantine in Khulna, 1,355 in Bagerhat, 2,389 in Satkhira, 2,246 in Jashore, 953 in Jhenaidah , 391 in Magura, 413 in Narail, 659 in Kustia, 370 in Chuadanga and 467 in Meherpur districts in the division.

The Armed Forces are assisting the civil administrations alongside with comprehensive efforts of authorities concerned in ensuring quarantine of migrants and maintaining social distancing to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 in division.

Masks and sanitizers are being distributed among the health, conservancy workers and the city dwellers, he said, adding, personal protective equipments (PPEs) also were reached here to protect the doctors and nurses from infection.

Talking to BSS, common citizens highly appreciated the Armed Forces for conducting awareness raising activities by using hand-loudspeakers, distribution of leaflets and masks and spraying disinfectants on the city streets here to prevent COVID-19 spread.

 


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