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Covid test facility for people going abroad moved to Army Stadium

  • Published at 11:31 am June 6th, 2021
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File photo: A health official uses a nasal swab to collect sample from a man for Covid-19 testing at Central Police Hospital in Rajarbagh, Dhaka on Thursday, May 21, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

DGHS warns against collecting the Covid negative certificates through brokers

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has decided to transfer the Covid testing facility for people going abroad to Bangladesh Army Stadium in Dhaka.

Prof Dr Robed Amin, one of the spokespersons of the DGHS Covid-19 management team, confirmed the development on Sunday.

He said: “To provide more effective and developed services to the expatriates, we are transferring the rt-PCR testing facilities for them.”

Till now, all the passengers intending to travel abroad have to collect a Covid-19 negative certificate at the DNCC Covid Hospital in Mohakhali.

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“Now that it has been designated as Covid-dedicated hospital, they can no longer continue testing Covid samples. So, we urge the expatriates to go to the Army Stadium, instead of crowding at the DNCC Covid Hospital," Dr Robed Amin explained.

He also warned people not to be tempted by any broker to receive the Covid certificate faster or acquire a fake Covid-19 certificate.

“There are some dishonest brokers who are misleading people and extorting money in exchange for fake Covid certificates,” the DGHS official said.

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Urging everyone to be vigilant in this regard, Dr Robed Amin said: "The DGHS will not take any responsibility for any transaction with the brokers over fake certificates."

The death toll from Covid-19 rose by 38 in a 24-hour count to 12,839, according to the latest government data released on Sunday.

The country’s coronavirus caseload has jumped by 1,676 in a day to 810,990.

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