Another COVID-19 patient detected in Bangladesh in 24 hours

Another coronavirus (COVID-19) patient was detected in Bangladesh in last 24 hours, said Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research, on Monday.

She revealed the information while addressing an online briefing.

With this, a total of 49 people were infected and five died of COVID-19 in Bangladesh since March 8.

She urged all to stay at their respective houses and use masks outside, in case of emergency, as the coronavirus situation did not improve in the country.

IEDCR received 71, 000 calls and collected 153 specimens in last 24 hours.

On Sunday and Saturday, at least six people died with symptoms similar to that of COVID-19 — one in Khulna, two in Barishal, one in Rajshahi, one in Manikganj and one in Lalmonirhat, though no tests were done to determine contagion before their deaths.

Three of the six patients were treated at isolation centres at hospitals in the districts and the others were denied treatment, doctors and family sources said.

The deaths were reported at a time when the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research said that they did not find any new case in two consecutive days.

Scores of US citizens, their families and a few US diplomats will leave Dhaka on Monday by a chartered commercial flight amid COVID-19, a global pandemic, said the US Embassy.

The embassy did not disclose how many American citizens and their families were set to avail the flight.

World Health Organisation confirmed 638,146 cases and 30,105 deaths in 202 countries till Monday noon. (Source: New Age)

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