The authorities have locked down two multistoried buildings and a tin-shed house in Mirpur-1 area this afternoon after two members of a family were tested coronavirus positive.
Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police station, confirmed the news.
He said: “Two members of a family, living in the area near Mirpur-1 over bridge, got infected with coronavirus. The authorities concerned from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) took them from their house in the morning.”
“Later, the law enforcers put the two buildings with 18-20 families and an adjacent tin-shed house in the area under lockdown,” he added.
“The IEDCR is looking into the cause of their infection,” he said.
Meanwhile, police have been deployed and, through loudspeaker announcement, the residents in the area have been asked to stay alert, the OC added.
As of Sunday, Bangladesh has so far recorded nine deaths and 88 cases from Covid-19, a pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has claimed 64,975 lives and infected 1,205,802 people across the world till 3:40pm on Sunday, according to worldometer.
As many as 247,961 people have recovered from Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has spread to 206 countries and territories across the planet.