The army has been in the field since today.

 Staff Reporter   |   Update: 2020-03-24 11:32:52

The army has been in the field since today.

Armed forces are coming to the field from today (Tuesday) to prevent coronavirus infection. They will work in coordination with the field level administration.

Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam made this information at an emergency press conference at the Secretariat on Monday (23th March ). Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office. Ahmad Kayakus, secretaries of various ministries were present.

A general holiday was announced at the press conference from 29th March to 2nd April to prevent the spread of corona. Due to the public holidays on 26th March and the weekly holidays on 27th March and 28th March , government offices across the country will remain closed from 26th March. Apart from this, there are weekly holidays on 3rd April  and 4th  April, and government offices will be open from 5th April.

The Cabinet Secretary said, "From Tuesday, the army will be deployed to assist the administration in facilitating social distance and precautionary measures in the divisional and district cities." In conjunction with the District Magistrate, they will review the quarantine system for suspected persons, the medical system of the district and departmental coronavirus patients. '

He said, "The army, especially the expatriates, will review whether anyone is defective or neglected to comply with the mandatory quarantine mandate." The district magistrates will request the local army commander to review the situation through the army in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, a report from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday said, "Coronavirus, which is spreading globally, is now subject to" in aid to civilian power "in departmental and district cities and coastal areas, requesting the civilian administration to consider the potential, context and context of infection in Bangladesh. , The Navy and the Air Force will be deployed. The armed forces will perform the duties assigned to them in order to facilitate social distance and precautionary measures in the divisional and district cities. '

'The army, along with district magistrates, will review the medical system for coronavirus patients, quarantine measures for suspected persons. In particular, overseas persons will review whether anyone is defective / neglected during the mandatory quarantine mandate. District magistrates will request the local Army Commander to review the status of the army in accordance with the law.

The Navy will work to assist civilian administration in the coastal areas. The Air Force will be deployed to the hospital for medical supplies and emergency transport, the ISPR said.

The coronavirus, which was first detected in China in late December, is now a global epidemic. The virus has spread to 195 countries and regions of the world. So far, the number of people infected with the deadly virus is 3 lakh 78 thousand 848 and 16 thousand 514 people have died. On the other hand, one lakh two thousand 69 thousand have returned home after treatment.

Italy has the highest death rate in coronaviruses so far. The procession of death is not stopping in this country of Europe. In the last 24 hours, 601people have died in the country. About 6,077 deaths there. The number of new coronas in the country is 4,789. As a result, the total number of casualties so far is 63,927. Besides 7,432 people returned home after treatment.

So far, most people have been infected with coronavirus in China. The total number of people affected in the country is 81 thousand 171 and 3 thousand 277 people have died.

The virus was detected in Bangladesh on 8th March. Thereafter, the number of infections in the virus increased. As of last year, there have been 33 attacks in the country and three have died.

Meanwhile, all the educational institutions of the country have been declared closed due to the spread of Corona. Crowds have been imposed on meetings and rallies. Except for all four countries and regions, all passengers have been stopped.

All the markets in the country have been closed. In addition, the lower court's judicial function has been adjourned without bail and important matters. Shivchar upazila of Madaripur has been declared a lockdown.

* Coronavirus: Deployment of troops from Tuesday to 4th April is a normal holiday.

* The army will do everything to stop Corona.