Noakhali reports fifth Covid-19 patient; village locked down
A village was put under lockdown in Noakhali's Sadar upazila this morning as a 20-year-old tested positive for coronavirus.
Five people have so far tested positive for the disease in Noakhali and two of them died recently, our local correspondent reports.
The youth, a resident of Brahmapur village in Charmutia union, returned home from Narayanganj on April 14 as he was suffering from fever, said Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Mahbubur Rahman.
On April 15, his samples were collected and sent to Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) in Chattogram, he said, adding that the test result came back positive for Covid-19 last night.
Samples of his family members were collected and would be sent to BITID and they will have to remain in quarantine until the test result comes, he added.
After observing the patient's condition, the doctors will decide whether he will be kept in home quarantine or the isolation centre at the 20-bed Charalgi Hospital in the upazila, he added.
Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Ariful Islam said they locked down Brahmapur village in the morning and hoisted a red flag on his house.