MNA National Desk: Three more persons — two children aged under 10 and one woman — were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country Sunday.
With the latest, the number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at eight; three of them have already recovered.
Two people, who had recently returned from Italy and Germany, were detected as COVID-19 cases Saturday.
The new three cases that were detected Sunday are the family members of one of those two cases detected a day ago.
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) director Professor Dr Meerzady Sabrina Flora on Monday briefed the media at her Mohakhali office in the city about this all.
Of the child cases of COVID-19, one was a girl and another a boy. Both of them had fever and coughing, she said.
All the three COVID-19 positive cases, including the woman, were hospitalised with light symptoms and kept isolated, said Mrs Flora.
She said special measures have been taken for the particular upazila where this local transmission took place in a family.
The IEDCR director said the measures include shutdown of schools, restrictions on gathering for prayers in mosques and any kind of meeting, etc.
As the head of the district committee concerned, the deputy commissioner will ensure implementation of these measures, she said.
Replying reporters’ questions, Mrs Flora said local transmission of COVID-19 is happening, which Bangladesh has always been acknowledging, but there is no proof of community transmission as of now.