The government has authorised the Bangladesh army to run two quarantine centres in Dhaka in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) communicated this move last night in a statement.
The quarantine centres have been set up at the Ashkona Hajj Camp near the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and at Rajuk Apartment Project near Diyabari of Uttara Sector 18, the statement reads.
All returnees from foreign countries will be screened by health ministry officials at the airport and then selected persons among them will be handed over to the army for quarantine after completion of their immigration procedures, according to the ISPR statement.
The army will then arrange for transportation of the quarantined persons to the centres from the airport and oversee digital data entry procedures, the provision of meal, accommodation, treatment and other necessary amenities during the quarantine period, the statement also read.
Health ministry and other concerned ministries, organisations, departments and forces will provide support to the army in this regard, the statement added.
For information, the Ashkona and Diyabari quarantine centres can be reached at the following numbers:
Ashkona Hajj Camp – 01769013420, 01769013350
Uttara Diyabari camp – 01769013090, 01769013062