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BGB DG: Force has low Covid-19 infection rate due to strict hygiene rules

  • Published at 05:35 pm July 7th, 2020
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File photo: BGB Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam speaks to reporters during his visit to Saint Martin’s Island on Wednesday, September 25, 2019Dhaka Tribune

He made the call during the inauguration event of a tree plantation program at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday morning

The number of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members infected with Covid-19 is still quite low due to maintaining strict hygiene and health safety rules, said BGB Director General (DG) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam said

He urged all its members to abide by the government issued guidelines and directives regarding the deadly virus in the future as well.

He made the call during the inauguration event of a tree plantation program at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday morning.

Major General Md Shafeenul Islam said: “We have been extra vigilant at our borders during this pandemic, and thus it took us 100 days to register our first coronavirus infection since the first national case was detected on March 8.”

According to BGB sources, till now, a total of 71 members of the force have tested positive for the virus and among them, 60 have already recovered from the infection and the others are currently undergoing treatment across the country.

As of Tuesday, Bangladesh had confirmed as many as 168,645 coronavirus cases with the death toll rising to 2,151 after 55 new fatalities were reported.

The fast-spreading Covid-19 has so far killed 541,000 people and infected 11,771,000 in more than 213 countries and territories. 


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