Shahnaz Begum of DOT
 After the detection of coronavirus, the government declared a general holiday on March 26, 2020 to prevent the spread of the infection in the country. After this announcement, the tendency of people to leave Dhaka is the ‘primary reason’ for the spread of corona across the country, according to a joint study. reports Daily Samakal.
 Yesterday, ICDDR-B announced the details of the study in a press release. Under the auspices of a genomic consortium, the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), ICDDR-B and local and foreign institutions, including Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (Ideshi), conducted joint research.
Research activities have been conducted based on the role of lockdown and public movement at different times in preventing the spread of coronavirus.
 The study was launched in March 2020 by scientists from IEDCR, ICDDRB, Ideshi, the Bangladesh government’s A2I program, the UK-based Sanger Genomic Institute, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Bath.
 The first coronavirus was detected in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020. To prevent the spread, the Bangladesh government announced on March 23 last year that there would be a general holiday across the country from March 26 to April 4.