Over 3,000 members of Bangladesh Army carried out different activities in 62 districts across the country on Friday to help the local administration ensure social distancing and keep coronavirus suspects in home-quarantine.
Sources at the Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) said Army members started working at the field level ‘in aid to civil power’ on Wednesday on completion of necessary coordination with the local administration on Tuesday.
ISPR Director Lt Col Abdullah Ibne Jayed said over 3,000 Army members worked in 62 districts on Friday. “A total of 305 teams worked together with the local administration to curb the coronavirus,” he said.
Along with district magistrates, Army members are encouraging people in divisional and district cities to maintain social distancing and take precautionary measures.
Besides, they are monitoring the issue of compulsory quarantine of overseas returnees and spraying disinfectant across the country.
Meanwhile, members of Bangladesh Navy are providing various services in coastal upazilas under five districts to assist the civil administration in preventing the spread of coronavirus.
In addition to ensuring social distancing, providing treatment for the virus-infected patients and ensuring quarantine of overseas returnees, Navy members sprayed disinfectant on various roads and vehicles under Chattogram Naval area and Khulna Naval area on Friday, said ISPR Assistant Director Rezaul Karim Shammi.
Besides, Bangladesh Naval base BNS Isha Kha distributed various relief materials, including rice, lentil and edible oil, among the local poor and hapless people of Patenga area in Chattogram district, he said.
Members of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) distributed food items, including rice, lentil, onion, soap and fruits, among poor people in the areas adjacent to all BAF bases across the country.