Armed forces to act from tomorrow to combat COVID-19
DHAKA, March 23, 2020 (BSS) – The armed forces this evening detailed their
modus operandi in combating COVID-19 nationwide by enforcing social
distancing and other cautionary measures in coordination with civil
administration, hours after the government said the troops were called out
“in aid to civil power”.
“The armed forces will discharge the responsibilities in divisional and
district towns for social distancing and cautionary measures, the task which
they are entrusted with,” defence ministry’s Inter Service Public Relation
Directorate (ISPR) said in a statement.
It said personnel from all the three armed services of army, navy and air
force would be on duty in taking precautionary measures against the spread of
The statement said the military troops in coordination with deputy
commissioners would review measures for treating coronavirus infected patents
and quarantining suspects and particularly oversee if anyone who returned
from abroad was defying mandatory quarantine order.
“The district magistrates (deputy commissioners) will request the local
army commanders to review situations in line with the law,” it read.
The statement said the naval forces would be on duty in coastlines to
extend their assistance to the local administrations while air force would
mobilize their resources in reaching necessary medical equipment and