Quarantine violators will face action in Bangladesh

As part of strict monitoring for preventing COVID-19, mobile courts today fined quarantine violators in different districts while local administration are launching massive awareness campaign among people on the deadly virus.

In Chapainawabganj, a mobile court in Gomostapur upazila fined two persons Taka 25,000 for violating home quarantine instructions this afternoon. They returned from India.

On information, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Gomostapur Mizanur Rahman said, “A mobile court conducted the drive and fined Taka 25,000.”

In Jamalpur, a mobile court fined a man Taka 10,000 for not following home quarantine directives in Melandaha Upazila of the district this afternoon.

Melandaha Upazila Nirbahi Office sources said the man returned to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia on March 15.

Executive Magistrate and Melandaha Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tamim Al Yamin fined him Taka 10 thousand. The mobile court sent him on temporary quarantine at Mirza Azam auditorium in Melandah for 14 days.

Civil Surgeon Dr Goutam Roy said 51 people, who returned from different countries recently, have been directed to stay in home quarantine. Among the returnees from abroad, 9 are in Jamalpur Sadar, 17 in Madarganj, 1 in Melandaha, 7 in Dewanganj, 9 in Bakshiganj, 5 in Islampur and 3 in Sarishabari Upazila.

In Munshiganj, mobile courts raided Munshiganj Sadar, Tungibari and Siragdikhan upazila and fined five returnees for violation of home quarantine instruction.

The five persons are Dipok Barmon, Md Karim, Harun-or-Rashid, Shahidul Islam and Minu Akhtar.

Local administration sources said a total of 67 people have been sent to home quarantine. The number of people undergoing home quarantine stood at 151 in Munshiganj.

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