Spray insecticide extensively to tackle dengue: HC

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered authorities concerned to spray insecticide extensively and conduct raids across the country to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes and tackle deadly dengue disease this way. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi came up with the order, setting October 16 for further hearing in this regard.

Referring similar cases from other countries, the court said if necessary, authorities can declare holiday for one or two days and can conduct simultaneous raids to destroy Aedes breeding grounds jointly. Barrister Toufik Inam Tipu was present on behalf of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), while deputy attorney general Barrister Qazi Mainul Hasan appeared for the state.