The local administration has put 18 houses under lockdown at Phulbari upazila in Kurigram to tackle spread of coronavirus at the area. Besides, 48 overseas returnees of the houses were kept under surveillance.
Rajib Kumar, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Phulbari Police Station, said that 70 people arrived here from abroad and Dhaka and their houses have been kept under surveillance. “Of them, two came from India. Already the local administration has put 18 houses under lockdown and hoisted red flag on the top of their houses,” he said.
Dr Mohammad Raju Mia, Resident Medical Officer of Phulbari Upazila Health Complex, said that some of them were asked to stay in home quarantine while eight others were kept at the isolation unit of the hospital. Bangladesh has so far confir med 48 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.