The authorities have locked down the ISCKON temple.

31 devotees at an ISKCON temple in Dhaka of Bangladesh have tested positive for Coronavirus following which the authorities have locked down the temple.

More than 100 people including priests, officials and devotees, reside in the Iskon temple where 36 people have been infected, India Today reported.

This has left the authorities baffled as to how the members of the temple, which was closed for outsiders, contracted the deadly virus.

“No one was allowed into the temple. I don’t understand how so many people have been infected given so much care was taken,” Gendaria Police Station OC Saju Miah said.

The patients have been isolated and are undergoing treatment.

Shah Iftekharul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of Wari Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said 36 people from the temple were tested for novel coronavirus after they started showing symptoms such as cold and cough.

Their second test will be carried out on Monday.

Bangladesh has reported nearly 5,000 Covid-19 cases and 140 deaths due to the disease.

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