Residents of Chattogram are not leaving their homes except for emergencies after seven patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the city since April 3.
Earlier, people were seen gathering at roads and markets in the city, ignoring rules of social distancing despite the law enforcement agencies patrolling the areas. But the entire city became quiet on Saturday.
The buildings where the coronavirus patients live and the people they came into contact with have already been locked down by the authorities. Police are monitoring the buildings so that no one can go out or get in.
Two coronavirus patients from Dampara, one from Khulshi, one from Firingibazar, one from Halisahar, one from Pahartali and another one from Sitakunda are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said that all the patients' health conditions are currently stable. Their residences are already locked down with the help of the authorities.
The Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Md Ilius Hossain said, "The authorities are staying alert and the officials are working at the field level to implement government directives."
The port city reported its first coronavirus patient, a 67-year-old person, on April 3 amid a countrywide shutdown to curb the spread of the virus.
Two days later, his 25-year old son was also tested positive with the virus.
Three more patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Wednesday and two more on Friday.
So far 30 people have died from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh and 482 have been tested positive with it.