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Armed Forces start fieldwork

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Army patrols in Dhaka streets on Wednesday to enforce a 10-day curb on travel and social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.



Members of the Armed Forces started their fieldwork in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country from Wednesday morning to help the civil administration ensure that people maintain social distancing and coronavirus suspects remain in quarantine to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Rashedul Alam Khan, Assistant Director at the Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate, said members of the Bangladesh Army started their work in the morning as per the government's decision.
Another ISPR Assistant Director Rezaul Karim Shammi said Bangladesh Navy men began their activities in 19 coastal upazilas under five districts.
Besides, members of Bangladesh Air Force remain standby to respond to any emergency situation to airlift necessary medical supplies and emergency transport, he said.
On Monday, the government decided to deploy members of Armed Forces-Army, Navy and Air Force-'in aid to civil power' to tackle the coronavirus situation.
Following the government's directives, army members were sent to all the districts on Tuesday as part of the deployment. They also held coordination meetings with the local administration.

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