Coronavirus outbreak: Cops lock down one apartment and a building in Chattogram | The Daily Star
01:49 AM, March 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:54 AM, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Cops lock down one apartment and a building in Chattogram

Law enforcers placed an apartment in Chattogram's Chandgaon and an entire building in the port city's Bakalia area on lockdown last night after a person tested positive for coronavirus.

Police placed the first-floor apartment of a three-storey building in Chandgaon Residential Area on lockdown, where a patient who tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday had stayed for a day, our Chattogram correspondent reports quoting Khandaker Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Chandgaon Police Station, as saying.

In Bakalia, a five-storey building was locked down because of fears of transmission from the same person, said Nezam Uddin, OC of Bakalia Police Station.

The rest of the tenants in the Chandgaon building have been asked to self-quarantine. Police have been deployed in both locations.

One apartment on the first floor of the Chandgaon building has been placed on lockdown around 11:20pm, the OC told our Chattogram correspondent.

The 60-year-old woman returned from Saudi Arabia on March 13 after performing Umrah and stayed at the apartment in Chandgaon before going to Cox's Bazar the next day.

Having experienced breathing difficulties, she has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Cox's Bazar since March 18, the correspondent reports quoting Dr Shaheen Md Abdur Rahman Chawdhury, resident medical officer (RMO) of the hospital.

She was advised to be in quarantine and later tested positive for coronavirus and has been placed in isolation at the hospital. 20 people, including eight doctors, were asked to go into home quarantine from the hospital as well.

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