None tests positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours: IEDCR
No one tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in last 24 hours.
A total of 109 persons were tested in last 24 hours in Bangladesh and none was found positive for coronavirus infection.
Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research director, revealed the matter on an online press conference on Sunday.
So far 48 people were infected and 5 died from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
‘Among the infected, a total of 15 have recovered from the ailment,’ she said.
World Health Organisation on Sunday afternoon confirmed 575,444 cases and 26,654 deaths in 201 countries.
The IEDCR is now struggling to cope with the rising number of people who come for testing on a daily basis.
‘We have shortage of manpower when it comes to collecting samples,’ said Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research director Meerjady Sabrina Flora.
‘A queue of people is waiting to be tested because we cannot collect samples of all of them every day,’ she told New Age.
Officials earlier complained about the shortage of testing kits as a reason of testing small number of people, but they were now saying that there was a shortage of personnel with the know-how to collect samples of novel coronavirus.
World Health Organisation on Sunday afternoon confirmed 575,444 cases and 26,654 deaths in 201 countries. (Source: New Age)