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Coronavirus: Army warns of tough action from Thursday

  • Published at 11:38 pm April 1st, 2020
6. Army patrol in Shahbagh Rajib Dhar
Two army personnel speak with the driver and passengers of a CNG-run autorickshaw at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka on Friday, March 27, 2020 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Total 525 teams of Bangladesh Army are performing various activities to aid the local administration amid the Covid-19 pandemic 

Bangladesh Army on Wednesday said its members would resort to tough action from Thursday against people not maintaining social distancing and violating home quarantine rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"From tomorrow, the army will strictly ensure social distancing and home quarantine in all parts of the country," said Director of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate Lt Col Abdullah Ibn Zayed, reports UNB.

Strict action will be taken against those who would disobey instructions issued by the government, he said.

He said total 525 teams of Bangladesh Army are performing various activities to aid the local administration. 

The army has been working from March 25 under "in aid to civil power."

Earlier on March 23, the government decided to deploy members of Armed Forces -- Army, Navy and Air Force - to tackle the coronavirus situation. Members of the armed forces were deployed on March 24. 

Bangladesh announced the death of another coronavirus patient on Wednesday and three new cases. So far, the country has confirmed six COVID-19 deaths and 54 cases.

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