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Coronavirus: Police locks down 2 buildings in Chittagong

  • Published at 11:35 am March 25th, 2020

A woman has been tested positive for the coronavirus

Police have locked down two buildings in Chittagong city after an elderly woman was detected with coronavirus infection in Cox’s Bazar.

The restriction was imposed on Tuesday night.

The two buildings are located under Chandgaon and Bakalia police stations in the city

The septuagenarian woman returned from Saudi Arabia on March 13, after performing Umrah, and tested positive for the disease in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

Chandgaon police station Officer-in-Charge Ataur Rahman Khandaker conformed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said woman went to her son’s flat at Chandgaon Residential Area after returning from Saudi Arabia.

“Later, she went to Cox’s Bazar and tested positive for the coronavirus. That is why the three-storey building with six flats has been placed under lockdown,” the OC said.

Meanwhile, another five-storey building under Bakalia police station in the city has been placed under lockdown because of fears of human transmission from the same person, said Nezam Uddin, OC, Bakalia police station.  

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Chittagong Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said restriction of movement has been imposed on the residents of the two buildings as they came into contact with the patient.

“The residents of the two buildings should quarantine themselves for their safety,” the civil surgeon added.