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Mosque, neighbourhood in Rayer Bazar under lockdown

Published: April 09, 2020 21:39:57 | Updated: April 10, 2020 09:49:24


Mosque, neighbourhood in Rayer Bazar under lockdown

The authorities have put a mosque and the adjacent neighbourhood in Dhaka’s Rayer Bazar on lockdown after a “Khadem” tested positive for COVID-19.

All people of the mosque, including the imam, went into quarantine after the lockdown of the Shaheed Buddhijibi Jame Masjid and the area on Thursday, police said.

Roushanul Haque Saikat, assistant commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the authorities moved after the test report came from the government’s disease control agency IEDCR.

DMP Deputy Commissioner Biplab Bijoy Talukder said they were not allowing anyone in the area to get outdoors, reports bdnews24.com.

Sheikh Mohammad Hossain Khokon, the city corporation councillor of ward-34 who resides in a building next to the mosque, said it has two attendants.

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