A member of Bangladesh Army was killed and 21 others were injured in a road accident near Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in the capital on Thursday.
Police and Armed Forces members, the government’s frontline staff, are playing a proactive role in convincing people about government directives to maintain social distancing as well as home-quarantine by overseas returnees in a bid to curb the deadly coronavirus, apart from maintaining the law and order.
Members of police and Army have been continuing their efforts to strictly maintain social distancing alongside ensuring home quarantine to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus.
As many city dwellers came out of their homes during the last few days unnecessarily defying the government’s stay-at-home instruction, members of the Bangladesh Police and Bangladesh Army took an aggressive stance on Thursday, forcing people to stay indoors again.
Bangladesh Army on Wednesday said its members would resort to tough action from Thursday against people not maintaining social distancing and violating home quarantine rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
More than 2,500 members of Bangladesh Army have performed various activities in 61 districts on Thursday to support the local administrations ensure social distancing and keep coronavirus suspects in home quarantine to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.
Members of the Armed Forces started their fieldwork in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday morning to help the civil administration ensure that people maintain social distancing and coronavirus suspects remain in quarantine to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Two quarantine centres have been set up in the capital under the supervision of Bangladesh Army to deal with overseas returnees and ensure their proper quarantine.
Bangladesh Army earned a huge 7-1 goals victory over Bangladesh Police in the Bangabandhu Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Saturday.
A 6-day combined exercise of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Pacific Air Force, USA named "Exercise Cope South-2020" ended here at BAF Base Bangabandhu on Thursday.