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4,500 put under quarantine in Rajshahi div


Published : 24 Mar 2020 09:06 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 01:50 PM

A total of 135 new persons have been put under home quarantine in the Rajshahi district totalling the number to 299, informed Dr Enamul Haque, Civil Surgeon of Rajshahi. 

Civil Surgeon office sources further said, a total of 366 persons so far been taken under home quarantine, of them, 67 were released. However, till 8:00 am on Tuesday, there was no report of any coronavirus affected person in the district. 

Meanwhile, a total of 89 new persons were brought under home quarantine in Rajshahi city area totalling the present number at 123 while 53 others were earlier released from the home quarantine. 

Sources said, of 135 people put under home quarantine, one returned from Australia, 83 from India, four from Malaysia, one from USA, two from Italy, 14 from China, three from Singapore, 16 from Saudi Arabia, two from Hong Kong, one from England, one from Japan, two from Sri Lanka, three from Qatar, one from Mauritius and one from Cyprus.

On the other hand, a total of 4,495 people have been put under home quarantine in eight districts of Rajshahi division since March-10 to March-24, of them 495 persons were released while one person was in isolation at the hospital, informed Dr. Gopendranath Acharya, Director of Health in Rajshahi. 

Sources further informed, during the last 24-hour (from 8-00 am of Monday morning to Tuesday morning till 8-00 am), 491 people have been put under home quarantine for a 14-day period. Of them, 135 people are in Rajshahi, 57 people in Natore, 61 people in Chapainawabganj, 50 people in Joypurhat, 53 people in Bogura, 78 people in Sirajganj and 91 people in Pabna district. 

Director of Health in Rajshahi further informed so far one person was under Intense care at Joypurhat while two more persons from Pabna and Natore each have been tested through IEDCR in Dhaka but the result of the test was not still available. Dr. Gopendranath Acharya further mentioned, Rajshahi should be kept under ' Lock Down' to resist the spread of Coronavirus.