Police stamping quarantine info on incoming passengers
Published : 20 Mar 2020, 22:38
Immigration police at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have started stamping quarantine information on the hands of incoming passengers with irremovable ink to ensure that they remain in home-quarantine.
The seals bear the date until which they will have to stay in home-quarantine, said a senior officer of immigration police at the airport.
The immigration police started stamping the seals on the wrist and arms of passengers from Thursday as the government made a 14-day home-quarantine mandatory for the overseas returnees, he said requesting anonymity.
The government on March 14 announced that people coming to Bangladesh from coronavirus-infected countries will be in a compulsory 14-day quarantine. Anyone violating the directive will face action.
“We put the seal on hands of passengers so that they could remember that they have to voluntarily stay in self-quarantine for the next 14 days. Irremovable ink is being used for this purpose.”
Bangladesh on Friday announced the detection of three new coronavirus patients, raising the number of such cases in the country to 20.
Country’s first death from the coronavirus was recorded on March 18.
The death toll from the coronavirus or COVID-19 has reached 10,495 globally as of Friday night.
It has so far infected 255,904 people around the world, according to worldometer.
COVID-19 is affecting 183 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).
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