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Five houses locked down in Jashore amid coronavirus fears

Published: March 30, 2020 10:47:26 | Updated: March 30, 2020 15:59:52


Five houses locked down in Jashore amid virus fears

The local administration has locked down five houses in Chowgaccha upazila under Jashore district after a teenage girl was admitted to Jashore Medical College Hospital on Sunday night with symptoms of COVID-19 disease.

A team led by Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jahidul Islam locked down the houses at night.

According to hospital sources, the girl was taken to the hospital at around 8:20pm and was later referred to the isolation ward, reports a news agency.

Doctor Lutfunnahar, upazila health and family planning officer, said the sample from the girl has already been sent to Dhaka for test.

No new patient tested positive for COVID-19 in the country in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases at 48.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed five deaths. It has shut educational institutions and mass transports and urged people to stay indoors to prevent the virus from spreading.

The global death toll from the virus rose to 33,965 on Monday morning -- a mortality rate of 18 per cent.

 

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