DHAKA Shipping ministry has started taking safety
measures against the spread of coronavirus after its outbreak in China and
quick spread to some other 20 countries.
Authorities of Chattogram, Mongla and Payra seaports and all land ports
including Benapole have started to take cautionary measures against the
spread of coronavirus.
The information came out at a discussion on Annual Development Programme
(ADP) of the ministry at its conference room, said a press release here
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury presided over the
Thermal scanner would be used to screen the virus, Khalid said, adding
that before entering on the outer anchorage, captains of every ship have to
declare that all passengers including staff are free from the virus after
Besides, captains, staff and passengers come from East-Asian country can
only enter into the port after proper scanning by the port health officers.
According to a release, emergency ambulance ship has also prepared to rush
to the hospital with suspected person and medical teams have been also set up
at all land ports to screen everyone entering in the country.
People of the port areas urged to wear mask and follow the other safety
measures, the release added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)