BSS–56 DNCC detects Aedes larvae at 175 houses





DNCC detects Aedes larvae at 175 houses

DHAKA, June 8, 2020 (BSS) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) found Aedes mosquito larvae at 175 houses and establishments as the city authority continued its combing operation for the third consecutive days today to destroy breeding grounds of the mosquitoes.

The 10-day combing drivebegan on Saturdayat all the 54 wards under the city corporation simultaneously to protect city dwellers from the mosquito menace, said a press release of the DNCC.

The DNCC team visited at least 14,053 houses and establishments during the drive and found mosquito larvae at 175 structures, according to the press release.

Stagnant water and breeding ground of Aedes mosquito were found at 9,567 establishments including houses and under construction buildings in the city area.

During the operation, DNCC mobile court also fined owners of five establishments at Tejgaon industrial area Tk 54,000 for having larvae.

The 10-day operation will continue from 10:00am to 1:00 pm every day except Friday, dividing a ward into ten sectors and a sector into 10 sub-sectors, the press release said.

The larvaes of Aedes mosquito were found in abandoned tiers, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water houses, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.

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