60 fire service staff infected with coronavirus

Staff Correspondent

21 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A total of 60 officers and employees of the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) have been infected with coronavirus till Wednesday.

Of them, five have recovered while the rest are in quarantine, according to Md Shahjahan Sikder, officer-in-charge (media cell) of Fire Service headquarters.

Among the infected people, 13 from the headquarters in Siddique Bazar fire station, 14 from Tejgaon fire station, 4 from the office branch of the directorate, 8 people from Sadarghat Fire Station, 6 from Dhaka Central Control Room, 8 from Hazaribagh fire station, 4 from Savar fire station, one from Mohammadpur fire station and two from Postogola Fire Station.

The infected people have been kept in institutional quarantine at different places including Purbachal Multipurpose Fire Service Center, Narayanganj, Yusufganj School in Rupganj and Sadarghat Fire Station while one person has been placed in Home Quarantine.

All the corona sufferers are still fine. Five of them were declared healthy after doing the test twice in a row and found negative. Besides, one sample of 3 people came negative in the test.