The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today requested those who left Dhaka for Eid to return after 14 days.
"The government had advised all not to travel this Eid. But as we have seen, a large number of people ignored this advice and went home in various ways. We saw some tragic scenes there also," said DGHS spokesperson Nazmul Islam during a virtual briefing this afternoon.
"Those who have gone home and their workplaces haven't opened yet, there is no harm in returning late, and they should return to Dhaka at least after 7 to 14 days," he said.
"Those who have Covid-19 symptoms must undergo RT-PCR examination at the nearest health complex or district Sadar hospitals. Hygiene rules must be followed when returning. We have seen some of those coming from India breaking the law and fleeing. They should not do this. Don't put lives of others at risk," said the DGHS official.
"Those coming from India are being kept under strict quarantine. This is an ongoing process. We are giving clearance to those who are completing 14 days. Five of the patients with the Indian [Covid-19] variant are in good health. We did not find anyone infected who came in contact with them. Till now, six samples with the Indian variant have been found," he added.