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Holidaymakers urged to return to Dhaka after 14 days

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2021-05-16 19:01:03
Holidaymakers urged to return to Dhaka after 14 days

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday urged the Eid holidaymakers to return to the capital after seven to 14 days if they do not have any urgency.

DGHS spokesman Dr Nazmul Islam made the plea through a virtual press briefing on Sunday (May 16).

He said: "The government advised us not to leave our respective places for village homes during this year's Eid festival. But we have seen a large number of people went back to their homes ignoring the advice."

“We humbly request those who have gone home to return at least seven to 14 days later if their offices are not yet reopened and if they don’t face any losses for being late,” Dr Nazmul said.

Those who have already developed coronavirus symptoms, they must contact with the nearby health complexes or the district sadar hospitals for tests, he said, adding they will also have to follow the cent per cent health guidelines.

"We have seen some of those returned from India have fled violating the laws...don't risk the lives of others by doing so. We should not harm our country knowingly,” the DGHS spokesman urged.

BDST: 1900 HRS, May 16, 2021

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