200 held while entering Satkhira

Published : 10 Apr 2020 10:03 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 09:23 AM

Locals caught at least 200 people who were trying to enter Satkhira in trucks from Madhabkati Bazar in Sadar upazila on Friday. Later, the people were handed over to police.

Inspector Mizanur Rahman of district Special Branch of police confirmed the matter. He said that most of the detainees are brick kiln workers working in different districts.  It was known that the fear of coronavirus transmission has gripped locals as a large number of people enter the district from outside every day.

Earlier on Thursday, three more trucks full of brick kiln workers were caught by locals at Chandpur and Shakhipur areas, said UNO of Debhata Upazila Sazia Afrin.

Later, they were sent on home-quarantine.  Six more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Friday, raising the death toll to 27. The country has so far confirmed 424 cases.