PM directs to test corona from every upazila

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-04-02 13:43:54 || Updated: 2020-04-02 13:43:54

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to test samples of at least two coronavirus-suspected people from every upazila to stop spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Doctor Md Habibur Rahman, Director of the MIS Department of Health Directorate, said at an online press briefing organized by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Thursday.

As per her direction, Director General of Health Directorate Professor Doctor Abul Kalam Azad has already asked different divisional directors to collect the samples, said Habibur.

He expected that a total of 1,000 samples will be collected and tested today.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported its sixth coronavirus death and three new cases.

The global death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 climbed to 47,263 on Thursday.

It has so far infected 936,841 people around the world, according to worldometer.

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