Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver a speech on Monday on the celebrations of Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year.
She will address the whole nation around 7:30pm, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.
Earlier, the premier urged the countrymen to celebrate this year’s Pohela Boishakh digitally, by not forming crowds as to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
As of Sunday, Bangladesh has confirmed 621 cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and 34 deaths. Only 39 patients have recovered in the country until now.
The fast spreading coronavirus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan, has claimed above 114,200 lives and infected more than 1,853,100 people across the world till date, according to Worldometers.
As many as 423,554 people have recovered from Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has spread to 210 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.