Bangladesh reports fourth coronavirus death

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:00, Mar 24, 2020 | Updated : 16:14, Mar 24, 2020

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora was addressing the media on Tuesday (Mar 24).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.

IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the announcement while addressing an online media briefing on Tuesday (Mar 24).

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 Mar 26 to Apr 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.