A student of Noakhali University of Science and Technology (Nobiprobi) Department of Social Work has died of corona symptoms. Suffering from fever and shortness of breath, he breathed his last at his home.
Rima Akhter, a student of the 2019-20 session of the social work department, died at 11am on Monday. Classmates and family of the deceased have confirmed the matter.
Rima’s village home is in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria. The student had been suffering from illness for some time. Corona was suffering from fever and respiratory problems until her last breath, family sources said.
Sheikh Marufa Nabila, a teacher in the social work department of Nobiprabi, expressed grief over the death of the student.
Today is the second day of compliance with the ‘strict restrictions’ issued to prevent corona infection. The first day of the lockdown, which began on Monday, saw some negligence in enforcing the ban. In a cabinet meeting on the same day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed to be strict in implementing the ban.
Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration. What can be done in the instructions mentioned in the circular signed by Shafayat Mahbub Chowdhury, but what cannot be done again – these seven days from 6 pm to 8 am can not be out of the house in any way. Of course you have to stay at home at this time. You can’t go out of the house without buying very necessary things including medicines.
The instructions in the notification are:
1. All types of public transport (road, sea, rail and domestic flights) will be closed. However, this order will not be applicable in case of transportation of goods, production system, emergency services. In addition, this prohibition will not apply to expatriates / returnees.
2. Law enforcement and emergency services such as relief distribution, healthcare, electricity, water, gas, energy, fire services, port activities (land ports, river ports and seas), telephone and internet, postal services and other emergency and essential goods and services offices, their Employees and vehicles will be exempt from this prohibition.
3. All government, semi-government, autonomous offices and courts and private offices will be able to bring a limited number of manpower to carry out emergency work only in their own transport management offices. Factories and construction works will continue. Industrial workers have to be brought and taken by their own organizations under their own transport management. BGMEA and BKMEA have to arrange field hospital / treatment for their workers at a convenient location near the industrial area.
4. No one can go out of the house from 7 pm to 6 am except in case of urgent need (purchase of medicines and daily necessities, medical services, cremation / burial etc.). Only food can be sold or supplied in food shops and hotel-restaurants. Under no circumstances can food be taken while sitting in a hotel-restaurant.
5. Other stores, including shopping malls, will remain closed. However, the store will be able to buy and sell wholesale and retail products online. In that case, the employees must follow the necessary hygiene rules at all times. No buyer can go physically.
. Raw bazaars and daily necessities can be bought and sold in the open from 8 am to 4 pm in accordance with hygiene rules. Market authorities / local administration will confirm the matter.
. Bangladesh Bank will provide necessary instructions to keep the banking system open to a limited extent.
. The Armed Forces Department will take necessary steps to set up a field hospital at a convenient location in Dhaka.
9. District and field administrations across the country will take effective steps to implement the guidelines and strengthen regular patrols by law enforcement agencies.
10. Strict legal action will be taken against those who disobey this order.