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3,673 people released from quarantine in Rajshahi

3,673 people released from quarantine in Rajshahi

A total of 3,673 people have, so far, been given clearance certificates after expiry of their 14-day quarantine period in all eight districts under Rajshahi division till 8am yesterday. Divisional Director of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya said 3,295 others remained in home quarantine in the division at present. A total of 6,968 people have been put under home quarantine since March 10 last to prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Meanwhile, a total of 107 new persons have been kept under home quarantine and 361 other patients were released in the division in the last 24 hours till this morning. Among the new ones, 57 have been home-quarantined in Rajshahi, nine in Natore, four in Joypurhat, 32 in Bogura, four in Sirajganj and one in Pabna districts. Dr Gopen Acharya said a total of nine patients are undergoing treatment in isolation units at present in the division.

He added that an integrated measure has been adopted to bring all the migrants and other suspects under home quarantine to curb the virus spread. He also said comprehensive efforts are continuing to ensure following the health related guidelines like staying at home, social distancing and washing hands with water and soap. The law-enforcing agencies have also intensified their activities to enforce the health related directives everywhere in the division aimed at halting the virus outbreak.

All the district administrations and local government institutions including the Rajshahi City Corporation have adopted diversified measures, including creating awareness among the public in general through distributing leaflets and using loudspeakers. Masks and sanitizers are being distributed among the health, conservancy workers and the public in general.

Various government, non-government and voluntary organisations are distributing foodstuffs and cash money among the daily wage-earners so that their some-isolations are ensured. The government is dispensing food assistance to around 10.04 lakh poor and hand-to-mouth populations to tackle financial need in all eight districts of Rajshahi division amid coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Rajshahi divisional commissioner Humayun Kabir Khandaker said 913.18 tonnes of rice were already distributed among the daily wage earners as a part of the government’s instant humanitarian support to mitigate the economic hardship caused by coronavirus pandemic. Each family in need is getting 10 kilograms of rice. He added that another 1,657.35 tones remained stockpiled for distribution.

On the other hand, around 20,000 less-income families in Rajshahi city have started getting food assistance to overcome the tough situation. Each of the beneficiary households are getting 10 kilograms of rice and 500 grams of pulse at the initial stage, said AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Mayor of Rajshahi, adding the city corporation has received a stock of 100 tonnes of rice and 20 tonnes of pulse from the city’s affluent persons for distribution.

443 in quarantine in Khulna division

Another report adds from KHULNA: 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 last 24 hours in the division. Talking to BSS yesterday, 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 last 24 hours in the division.

Among them, 22 expatriates have been placed at 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 so far in the division and of them, 1,371 were given clearance in last 24 hours as they were 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 organisations are working exclusively to ensure social distancing for preventing community transmission of COVID-19,” she added. Divisional Commissioner Dr Muhammad Anwar Hossain Howlader said 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 organisations, 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 campaign to prevent community transmission of COVID-19,” he added.

 

 

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