Local administration in Patuakhali on Wednesday quarantined 109 members of Tabligh Jamaat including seven Indians in six mosques across the district.
The Indians are kept at Tabligh’s local markaz at Rangabali and others are kept at mosques in Khalishakhali and Ballabhpur in Patuakhali Sadar, Galachipa and Dashmina.
Local people have been asked not to go to the mosques for the next 14 days.
Earlier, Patuakhali deputy commissioner Matiul Islam Chowdhury ordered the authorities concerned to close all sorts of business outlets after 5:00pm to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, medicine shops will be out of the ban.
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