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POST TIME: 6 April, 2020 11:45:18 PM
Efforts intensified to maintain social distancing in Khulna
BSS, Khulna

Efforts intensified to maintain social distancing in Khulna

The armed forces and law enforcement agencies continued their enhanced efforts to assist the civil administrations for ensuring social distancing to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the division. Officials said the members of the armed forces, RAB-6, Police, Coast Guard, local government bodies and voluntary organisations have exclusively reinforced efforts to ensure social distancing by restricting movement of people and inspiring them to stay home.

Divisional Commissioner Dr Muhammad Anwar Hossain Howlader said maximum emphasis has been put on ensuring social distancing to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 and providing food to the needy, distressed and jobless people.

 “The armed forces, district, health, police and upazila administrations, local government bodies and other organisations are working sincerely in this regard,” he said.

Meanwhile, a total of 9,792 expatriates have been released, so far, from home quarantine out of the total 12,977 to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Khulna division.

Talking to BSS yesterday, Assistant Director (Health) in Khulna division Dr Ferdousi Akther said a total of 9,792 expatriates have been released from home-quarantine, 40 from institutional quarantine and 16 others from isolation unit till 8am today in the division as they showed no coronavirus symptoms.

Meanwhile, 423 expatriates were kept in home-quarantine in last 24 hours in the division. Of them, 29 were kept in home -quarantine in Khulna, 20 in Bagerhat, 54 in Satkhira, 18 in Jashore, two in Jhenaidah, three in Narail, four in Chuadanga and nine in Meherpur districts.

With them, a total of 12,977 expatriates were quarantined at homes so far in the division and 423 were given released in the last 24 hours as they showed no symptoms of coronavirus after their stay in home-quarantine for 14 days, Ferdousi said.