Bangladesh is facing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections over the past few weeks after a downtrend in both the death toll and new cases
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh urged the shopkeepers and business owners to close shops by 8pm to prevent transmission of Covid-19.
Taposh made the remarks while talking to reporters after his visit to the Gopibagh Boys Club Field in Dhaka on Wednesday.
A total of 3,554 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, the highest number of infections registered by the country in a single day.
Bangladesh also recorded 18 more Covid-related deaths during the period, raising the death toll to 8,738.
With the fresh cases, Bangladesh has seen the worst daily increase since July 15, 2020, pushing up the total infections to 525,994. The infection rate jumped to 13.69% from 11.19% on Tuesday.
Bangladesh is facing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections in the past few weeks after a downtrend in both the death toll and new cases.
On January 19, Bangladesh reported its virus infection rate at just 5% and at one stage it fell below 3%. The cases have started soaring again since February 9.
Bangladesh reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death on March 18 the same year.
Covid-19 tests are conducted at 118 government and private hospitals.