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Entire Bangladesh is at risk: Health Directorate

MNA Editorial Desk: The whole of Bangladesh is at risk of coronavirus infection now that COVID-19 patients have been detected in 43 of the 64 districts, the Directorate General of Health Services has said.

The authorities put 28 districts on lockdown until Thursday evening as the daily rate of known infections and the death toll continued to jump.

The whole of Bangladesh is at risk of coronavirus infection now that COVID-19 patients have been detected in 43 of the 64 districts, the Directorate General of Health Services has said.

Abul Kalam Azad, director general of health services, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday citing the powers vested upon the directorate by the 2018 law to prevent, control and eliminate communicable diseases.

Referencing the World Health Organization guidelines, Azad said only social distancing can keep the outbreak under control as no vaccine or treatment is available for the disease.

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