Locals have been asked to wear masks
After medical experts arrived in Thakurgaon to identify what caused the deaths of five members of a family, they ordered a one-kilometer area quarantined off.
Locals have also been asked to wear masks, 150 of which has been freely distributed by the medical team.
Two schools have also been shut down indefinitely, though the upazila authority hopes to reopen them Thursday.
According to local authorities, five members of one family from Vandardaha, Baliadangi died over 15 days, prompting locals to panic and worry that a virus was spreading or religious superstition.
On Wednesday, a specialized team from Dhaka was dispatched to Thakurgaon to investigate the matter.
The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) team comprised of Dr Gazi Shah Alam, Dr Tanzina Nowrin, Dr Debashish Kumar Shah, Dr Shahnaz Parveen, and Dr Ismail Khan.
Thakurgaon Acting Civil Surgeon Shahjahan Newaz told the Dhaka Tribune that the IEDCR team has spoken to locals and collected samples for examination.
He also said that another medical team has been dispatched from Rajshahi.
Both teams will stay in Thakurgaon for three days. The samples they collect will be sent to Dhaka for tests, after which further reports will be able to shed light on the situation.