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1,371 expats released, 443 in quarantine in Khulna division

  • Published at 10:49 am March 31st, 2020
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A total of 1,371 expats were given clearance in the last 24 hours as they found no symptoms of coronavirus after their stay in home quarantine for 14 days

A total of 1,371 expatriates have been released from home-quarantine and three others from institutional quarantine as well as 443 expatriates have been kept under home-quarantine in the division.

Assistant Director (Disease Control) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Khulna division Dr Ferdousi Akther said a total of 443 expatriates have been kept under home-quarantine in the division from Monday afternoon to Tuesday noon, reports BSS

Among them, 22 expatriates have been placed in home-quarantine in Khulna, 100 in Bagerhat, 99 in Satkhira, 31 in Jashore, 10 in Jhenaidah, 31 in Narail, 130 in Chuadanga and 20 in Meherpur districts.

With them, a total of 11,816 expatriates were quarantined at homes till now in the division and of them, 1,371 were given clearance in the last 24 hours as they found no symptoms of coronavirus after their stay in home quarantine for 14 days, she said.

Among the home quarantined 11,816 expatriates, 1,798 overseas returnees have been placed at home-quarantine in Khulna, 1,500 in Bagerhat, 2,640 in Satkhira, 2,360 in Jashore, 963 in Jhenaidah, 396 in Magura, 486 in Narail, 659 in Kustia, 515 in Chuadanga and 499 in Meherpur districts in the division.

“The Armed Forces, civil and police administrations, municipalities, local government bodies, and voluntary organizations are working exclusively to ensure social distancing for preventing community transmission of COVID-19,” she added.

Divisional Commissioner Dr. Muhammad Anwar Hossain Howlader said the Armed Forces and all authorities are working in a well-coordinated manner to assist the civil administration to effectively face the COVID-19 situation in the division.

“Different organizations, public representatives and political activists are laudably conducting awareness-raising activities like distribution of leaflets, masks and spraying antibiotics on roads and in public places, conducting hand-washing and cleanliness campaigns to prevent community transmission of COVID-19,” he added.

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