50 India returnees kept in quarantine in Magura

Our Correspondent

10 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

MAGURA: Fifty Bangladeshi nationals who returned home from India through Benapole port on Saturday night have been placed in quarantine in the district.

Magura Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Joynal Abedin said the India returnees entered the country through Benapole border on Saturday night and all of them have been brought here under the supervision of police and local administration.

Later, they were taken to government quarantine centers Eagle Hotel and Soikat Hotel.

Before taking to the quarantine centres, the authorities concerned took samples for their corona test and asked them to maintain health guidelines.

Besides, the local administration also declared Hotel Mandal International and the rest house of the Department of Youth Development in Magura district town quarantine centres.

Abu Syed, Medical Officer of Magura Sadar Upazila Health Complex, said, “The Bangladeshi nationals who returned from India hail from different parts of the district and they will stay there for 14-day quarantine and the health officials will check them regularly.”

Earlier, on Saturday, a confirmed case of Indian Coronavirus strain was detected in Bangladesh, says the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).