Coronavirus: Tangail locals put themselves under lockdown

Coronavirus: Tangail locals put themselves under lockdown

Locals at several upazilas in Tangail have put themselves under lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Thousands of residents of villages at the upazilas of of Ghatail, Mirzapur and Gopalpur have restricted movement of vehicles and barred outsider from entering by blocking roads with logs and barricade made by bamboos.

“We have taken the initiative to protect ourselves from the coronavirus,” Kaisar Kabir Milon, a resident of Golganda village in Ghatail. "Locals also are not leaving their homes without a valid reason."

The district administration lauded the move.

“It’s indeed inspiring that the locals moved themselves to prevent the spread of the virus. The administration will provide all-out support,” said Tangail Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam.

Local Awami league leader dies with coronavirus symptoms

A local Awami League leader at the district’s Gopalpur upazila has died with coronavirus symptoms.

The 55- year- old man, who suffered from cardiac and respiratory problems, died on Monday morning, said Gopalpur’s Health and Family Planning Officer Alim Al Raji.

"We have collected samples and sent it to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR),” he added.

The local administration has placed the deceased person’s village under lockdown, said Gopalpur police station Officer-in-Charge Mostafizur Rahman.