Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown for yet one more week to counter the spike in infections, says official.
Bangladesh has determined to increase the nationwide lockdown for yet one more week to counter the spike in coronavirus infections, an official stated on Monday.
“The restrictions will proceed for yet another week from Thursday,” the federal government’s Chief Data Officer Surodh Kumar Sarker advised reporters, referring to a senior officers’ assembly that reviewed the most recent COVID-19 scenario.
Given the surge in new infections and deaths from the virus, the federal government on April 5 enforced a nine-day lockdown shutting places of work, purchasing malls and transport throughout Bangladesh.
The shutdown was then prolonged till Wednesday because the scenario worsened.
Bangladesh noticed the best single-day enhance in infections on April 9, with 7,462 new instances, and the best each day loss of life toll, 102, on Sunday.
Some 781,950 coronavirus instances and 10,385 deaths have been reported to this point in Bangladesh, which beforehand imposed a nationwide shutdown for greater than two months, from March 26, 2020, till Might.
A rustic of greater than 160 million, Bangladesh’s embattled healthcare system has carried out 5.1 million virus exams because the first instances of COVID-19 emerged in March final 12 months.
A makeshift 1,000-bed hospital – the largest virus facility within the nation – that was constructed instead of a wholesale market was opened on Sunday to ease stress on the overburdened healthcare system.