Total 8,713 houses were found to have accumulated stale water, ideal for the breeding of mosquito larvae
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has found 94 houses with Aedes larvae on the first day of its mosquito eradication campaign.
The drive inspected 13,625 houses and installations on Monday, 94 of which were found to contain Aedes larvae, reports Bangla Tribune.
Moreover, 8,713 houses were found to have accumulated stale water, ideal for the breeding of mosquito larvae. DNCC discarded the water and applied mosquito repellents.
A total fine of Tk2.9 lakh was levied in 16 cases.
Earlier on Sunday, the DNCC announced that it would conduct the special clean-up operation starting Monday, in a bid to protect city dwellers from dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.
According to the DNCC, each ward has been divided into 10 sectors for the purposes of conducting the combing operation. Each sector is again divided into 10 subsectors.
The operation will cover one sector each day.
So far, 405,550 houses and installations have been inspected in 2020 and Aedes larvae have been found in 2,008 of them. The mobile court has so far imposed fines worth Tk5,416,810 against the households.
Bangladesh witnessed a massive dengue outbreak in 2019, killing 179 people.
Some 627 people have been diagnosed with dengue since January 2020. Among them, 586 have recovered, according to the DGHS.