2020-07-18 21:41:47 BdST
Covid-19 patients receive surprise gift from DSCC mayor
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Saturday surprised Covid-19 patients in the city’s locked down Wari area with the gift of fruit baskets.
Volunteers, guided by Councilor Sarwar Hossain Alo, are delivering the fruit baskets to the patient’s houses following the health guidelines set by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
They delivered the fruit baskets to 30 houses on Saturday while the remaining ones will be provided with the mayor’s gift on Sunday.
Each basket is full of fruits like mango, pineapple, blood orange, guava, pomelo, amra (Spondias mombin) and amloki (emblic myrobalan).
Some specific areas in Wari were put under lockdown on July 4 for 21 days as 77 people have been detected with coronavirus there.
The new patients who will be affected during the lockdown will also get the gift.
DSCC has also been providing necessary food to 600 people thrice a day and free vegetables to 300 families in the areas under lockdown.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh health authorities detected 2,709 new patients in the country over the last 24 hours.
With 34 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, a total of 2,581 patients have so far died of the disease, putting the mortality rate at 1.28 percent.
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