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Bangladesh confirms 4th death, total infected 39

  • Published at 09:26 am March 24th, 2020
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Six new cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh have also been confirmed

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has confirmed that the number of deaths from coronavirus in Bangladesh has risen to four.

At the same time, six new cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh have also been confirmed. As of now, 39 people have been infected across Bangladesh.

IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the announcement while addressing an online press briefing on Tuesday.  

Earlier in the day, the government announced its decision to suspend domestic flights, public road transport, launch vessels, and trains amid the growing coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, Bangladesh government declared a 10-day shutdown, effective from March 26 to April 4, to battle the spread of the coronavirus.

Both the private and public sectors, except emergency services, would come to a temporary halt.

Educational institutions will stay closed during this period but banks will remain open to facilitate the financial transaction for their clients. 

On Tuesday morning, Bangladesh’s armed forces were deployed to assist the administration in every divisional and district town to ensure that people maintain social distance and are taking precautionary measures to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further.

Covid-19, a new strain of coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan has killed at least 16,558 people across the world and infected 381,649 till date.

At least 102,429 people have recovered from the virus which has spread to 195 countries.

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