Dhaka North City Corporation men conduct an anti-mosquito drive
Dhaka North City Corporation men conduct an anti-mosquito driveProthom Alo file photo

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) found Aedes mosquito larvae at 898 houses and establishments and fined over Tk 2.1 million in the second-phase of its combining operation to eliminate mosquitoes, reports news agency BSS.

Stagnant water and breeding ground of the mosquito were found at 78,130 establishments including houses and under-construction buildings during the drive.

Tuesday was the last day of the operation, said a press release.

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During the drive on the last day, the city corporation teams visited 11,934 houses and fined Tk 145,000, under construction buildings and establishments, a DNCC official said.

DNCC started the second phase 10-day combing operation on 4 July to destroy all breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes carriers of both dengue and chikungunya.

During the drive, the operation started from 10:00am and continued till 1:00pm every day except Friday.

The wards were divided into 10 sectors and each sector had 10 sub-sectors to make the operation successful, said the DNCC press release.

A team comprising four garbage management workers and one spray-man took part in the operation in each sub-sector, while 40 garbage management workers and 10 spray-men participated in each sector in the drive every day.

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