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Mar 27, 2020
10:01AM

Five new Corona cases reported in Bangladesh

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Five new Corona cases were reported in Bangladesh yesterday taking the total number of infected persons in the country to 44.

Institute of Epidemiology, Diseases and Research (IEDCR) said that 11 people who tested positive have been released from hospital after recovery and five died from the virus. IEDCR Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora said that testing facilities are being extended with one more centre at Dhaka and another at Chattogram.

Meanwhile, Army personnel have been enforcing social distancing across the country. Police has been patrolling streets of Dhaka to ensure that people stay home.

More international medical aid arrived in Bangladesh as Dhaka received medical equipment and other items like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China.

Earlier on Wednesday, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over 30,000 surgical masks and 15,000 head-covers to Bangladesh as assistance from  SAARC Emergency COVID 19 fund mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his video conferencing with SAARC leaders on March 15.

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