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Coronavirus: Get tested much, stay safe, says Health Minister

01 Apr 2020 16:53, Somoy English Desk
Coronavirus: Get tested much, stay safe, says Health Minister
Coronavirus: Get tested much, stay safe, says Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has urged people to get tested much if they have symptoms of coronavirus in a bid to remain safe.

He made the call at an online press briefing on the coronavirus situation in the country on Wednesday.

The Health Minister said they have increased the number of PPEs and masks so that this equipment is properly used to contain the coronavirus.

He claimed that the country's medical facilities are capable enough to handle the crisis. "Every day, we’re improving our healthcare system. Ventilators are being added to different hospitals. In addition, we’re preparing more hospitals to treat coronavirus patients," he said.

Zahid Maleque further said the PCR testing facility is being expanded to several medical colleges outside Dhaka. “Work is underway to set up ventilators at the government hospitals.”
  
He called upon people maintain social distancing and stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus. “Stay home, stay safe."

Meanwhile, another person has died from the coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death from the Covid-19 in the country to six.

Besides, three more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 54.

The global death toll from the coronavirus or COVID-19 has reached 42,151 as of Wednesday.
 
It has so far infected 858,669 people around the world, according to worldometer.
 
Of them, 638,419 are currently being treated with 32,898 being in serious or critical condition.
 
So far, 220,250 cases had outcomes and of them, 178,099 recovered.

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