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Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3171 new cases; 45 deaths

Rtv online desk
|  09 Jun 2020, 00:00 | Update : 09 Jun 2020, 15:03
Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3171 new cases; 45 deaths
Dr. Nasima Sultana
Bangladesh on Tuesday saw another surge in new Covid-19 cases as 3171 people were infected in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number to 71,675.

Besides, the death toll stood at 975 as more 45 people died from fast spreading COVID-19 disease during the same period.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily online briefing.

A total of 14664 samples were tested in  55 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country, she added.

Bangladesh confirmed its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

To curb the spread of the virus, Bangladesh announced a general holiday from March 26 to May 30 but public transports, government and private offices were opened on a limited scale eventually from May 31.

The educational institutions will remain closed until June 15 while the offices will remain open on limited scale for maintenance purpose.

To curb further infections, the government has decided to divide the country in red, yellow and green zones according to the number of infections.

East Rajabazar in the capital will go under experimental lockdown from midnight today as the number of cases rose in this area and it was identified as ‘Red Zone.’

Earlier on Saturday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the government is planning to designate areas according to coloured zones to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Source: UNB


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