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DNCC: More than 500,000 families received aid

  • Published at 10:09 pm May 28th, 2020
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File photo: People wait for food aid in Dhaka during coronavirus pandemic Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

DNCC said it will continue relief distribution among the Covid-19 affected people

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has distributed relief among more than half a million families amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

DNCC also sprayed disinfectant in around 120 million square feet areas until Thursday and still continuing the process, said a press release.

A total of 324,549 families received necessary food items from the DNCC fund and relief provided by the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, reports UNB.

Besides, Mayor Atiqul Islam also distributed aid among 65,000 families. DNCC ward councillors distributed relief assistance among 96,130 families while public representatives and volunteers provided relief to 14,941 families.

“DNCC will continue relief distribution among the affected people,” the press release added.

Disinfectants were also sprayed on Thursday at different roads, footpaths, foot overbridges, hospitals, and open places under DNCC as part of regular work.   

Meanwhile, the health authorities confirmed the detection of record 2,029 new patients in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 40,321. Fifteen more people died from coronavirus during this period, taking the death tally to 559.


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