CoronavirusEmergency meeting at PMO on Monday

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 15:00, Mar 29, 2020 | Updated : 15:17, Mar 29, 2020

Volunteers spray disinfectants on vehicles amid concerns about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mar 29, 2020. REUTERSThe government will sit for an emergency meeting on Monday (Mar 30) to devise a strategy to assess the current coronavirus situation in the country.

The meeting will be held at 11am at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday, Press Information Department (PID) said in a news brief on Sunday (Mar 29).

According to the brief, the meeting will assess the extent of possible losses to the country’s economy over the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and devise a strategy to overcome the situation.

Earlier on March, government declared a 10-day shutdown effective from Mar 26 to Apr 4 to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The government also imposed measures of social distancing since Mar 24 across the country.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed five deaths and 48 infections from Covid-19, a new strain of coronavirus.

The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China's Wuhan, has infected 664,672 people and claimed 30,892 lives till 1:10pm on Sunday, according to Worldometer.

Globally, a total of 142,368 infected people have also recovered from Covid-19, a pandemic announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).