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Covid-19: Doorstep sample collection begins in Bagerhat

  • Published at 03:26 pm June 16th, 2021
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Some 2,209 people have been infected with the virus in the district so far, say health officials

The district administration of Bagerhat has introduced mobile Covid testing booths for collecting swab samples at the doorsteps of people.

Bagerhat 2 MP Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy took the initiative following a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Md Azizur Rahman inaugurated the mobile service at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital on Tuesday.

Civil Surgeon Dr KM Humayun Kabir said, “Medical teams with three vehicles will collect swab samples for Rapid Antigen test in Bagerhat, Sadar, Kachua, Rampal, Mongla, Morrelganj and Sarankhola upazilas of the district. The mobile teams can test up to 300 people in a day.”

To avail the opportunity, people have to make a call on the hotline numbers -- 01920-922229 and 01400-305405.

According to health officials, some 2,209 people have been found infected with the virus so far. On Tuesday, 102 people tested positive for Covid-19.

A total of 57 people have died of Covid-19 to date. Some 1,563 people have recovered from Covid so far.

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