Star Online Report
The government today declared the entire Bangladesh at risk of the coronavirus pandemic as the infection has now spread to various parts of the country.
Professor Abul Kalam Azad, director general of the health directorate, issued a circular making the declaration this afternoon.
“It will not be possible to control the spread of the virus if physical distancing cannot be ensured,” the notice read.
As such the government has issued three clear orders to control the spread of Covid-19 and anyone violating the instructions will face stern actions. No one can leave their homes from 6:00pm to 6:00am.
“People must stay home to curb the spread of the virus. No one should leave home unless absolutely necessary or for emergency purposes,” the circular added.
“Bangladesh has been declared at risk of infection under the Infectious diseases (Prevention, Control and Elimination) Act 2018.”
The declaration that the entire nation is at risk of coronavirus pandemic comes as the country records its highest death count – 10 — from Covid-19 in 24 hours.