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BGB keeps COVID-19 infection low with health guidelines, says DG

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:21, Jul 07,2020 | Updated: 12:44, Jul 08,2020

 
 

BGB chief Major General Md Shafeenul Islam inaugurates tree plantation programme at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday.- Courtesy photo

The number of COVID-19 infection in Border Guard Bangladesh is still quite low due to maintaining of strict hygiene and health directives, said the force’s chief Major General Md Shafeenul Islam.

He made the remarks while inaugurating a tree plantation programme at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday.

BGB director general Shafeenul urged all its members to follow the government issued socials distancing guidelines and directives regarding the virus in the future as well.

BGB officials said that till now a total of 71 members of the force tested positive for the virus and among them 60 have already recovered from the infection and 11 are currently undergoing treatment.

Shafeenul Islam said they remained extra vigilant at borders during this pandemic, and thus it took the force 100 days to record their first coronavirus infection since the first national case was detected on March 8.

As of Tuesday, Bangladesh confirmed as many as 168,645 coronavirus cases with the death toll rising to 2,151 after 55 new fatalities were reported.

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