Friday, 25th June 2021

Govt cancels Eid vacation amid Dengue outbreak for DNCC, DSCC officials

Dhaka, Aug 3 (BAN/ AD): As dengue outbreak is raging over nation rapidly Government has cancelled the Eid vacation and weekly holidays of the officials of Dhaka north and south city corporations until further notice.

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) on Saturday issued circular with this regard. The order took immediate effect and it will remain in place until further notice.

This year dengue outbreak has worsened in overcrowded Dhaka, with hundreds of cases being reported every day. In 24 hours till Friday morning, 1,687 new dengue patients were hospitalized.

Currently, 6,582 patients, including children, are undergoing treatment at hospitals. Health Minister Zahid Maleque, on Saturday has assured that dengue situation in the country is somewhat under control now.

Minister said “There will not be any shortage of medicine as insecticides are being brought from abroad to control the dengue menace.”

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