Passengers coming from abroad will go through vigorous COVID-19 tests at all entry points of Bangladesh as the South Asian country elevated its prevention measures Sunday following the second wave attack of the deadly virus in Europe.
An association representing shop owners also announced that they will not give service to those coming to shop without masks.
The government too announced several days ago the policy of “No Mask, NO Service” as most people have given up all health advices against COVID-19.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
alerted her people that it is time to take preventive measures and those coming from abroad with negative test results will also face tests as well as quarantine.
“The steps are being taken for the safety of the people in the country,” she said at a government event in Dhaka.
The premier asked all concerned to fully implement her 21-pont guideline issued in March, when the fisrt case of the virus was detected in Bangladesh.
“Use masks, keep yourself and others safe,” she added.
Since March this year Bangladesh recorded 403,079 cases of COVID-19, with 5,861 deaths so far, mainly those above the age of 50 years.
Last month hospitals were put on alert in case of any major outbreak of the virus, that first originated Wuan in China. The United States, India and Britain are the worst effected countries.