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More lockdowns in place as 5 die with Covid-19 symptoms

  • Published at 07:50 pm April 7th, 2020
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Many areas across the country under lockdown

At least five people died with symptoms similar to those of the novel coronavirus in five districts of the country on Monday night and Tuesday, forcing the local administration to enforce lockdowns as a precautionary measure.

In Gazipur, a 70 year old man died with coronavirus symptoms while undergoing treatment at Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex Tuesday, reports our correspondent Raihanul Islam Akand.

The patient, suffering from respiratory problems, breathed his last at around 7am on Tuesday, said Residential Medical Officer (RMO) Dr Sanjoy Dutta. "The man was admitted to the hospital on Monday evening."

In Khulna, a woman with coronavirus symptoms died at her home in Rupsha upazila in Khulna Tuesday morning.

She went to Khulna a week ago from Dhaka. Her granddaughter, 25, who is also sick, has been kept in isolation at the upazila hospital, said Khulna Civil Surgeon Dr Sujat Ahmed. " Samples from those who came in contact with the deceased will be collected."

In Lakshmipur, a 55-year-old old man, who was ill for two days, died at his home in Charshita village of Ramgati upazila yesterday, reports our correspondent Saiful Islam Swapan.

The health authorities collected samples from the deceased while the upazila administration locked down 16 families in the area, said Upazila Health Complex Residential Medical Officer (RMO) Parijat Dutta.

In Netrokona, a 40-year-old man with coronavirus symptoms died at his home in Purbadhala upazila on Monday, forcing the local administration to put 7 houses under lockdown.

The man, suffering from fever, cough and respiratory problems breathed his last at around 9pm, reports our correspondent Hanif Ullah Akash, quoting Deputy Commissioner (DC)  Moinul Alom.

“We have collected samples from the deceased for testing coronavirus and locked down seven houses around the deceased's home,” said the DC.

In Chapainawabganj, an elderly man with coronavirus symptoms died at his home in Purbo Saheb village of Gomostapur upazila on Monday night, leading the local administration into locking down the village, reports our correspondent Anwar Hossain.

“We could not collect samples from the deceased, but samples from the people who came into contact with the deceased were collected,” said upazila health officer Dr Sarwar, adding, " the village was put under lockdown."

Three more members of Tabligh Jamaat test coronavirus positive in Manikganj

Three more members of Tabligh Jamaat in Singair upazila tested positive with coronavirus, two days after the local administration locked down Singair municipality when a Tabligh Jamaat man was identified as Covid-19 positive, reports our correrspondent Motiur Rahman.

Civil surgeon Dr Anwarul Amin Akhand Tuesday said the IEDCR had confirmed the cases, adding, "the members, hailing from Faridpur district, came to the area to take part in a Tabligh Jamaat function on March 24.''

Lockdown enforced in Tangail, Chuadanga

The local administration has decided to lockdown Tangail in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, reports our correspondent Abdullah Al Numan.

The decision was taken at a meeting, held at the Circuit House Tuesday, said Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam.

In Chuadanga, locals of Courtpara area of the municipality Tuesday put themselves under lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, reports our correspondent Mehedi Hasan.

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