Covid-19 restrictions extended till May 23


Dailynewsun Report:

Considering the current situation of coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, the ongoing restrictions have been extended till May 23 midnight.

The Cabinet Division on Sunday issued a notification in this regard, adding some new conditions to the previous guidelines.

The new conditions are: all departments and agencies involved in government’s revenue collection will be included in the emergency services. Food shops and hotels-restaurants can only sell and supply food (takeaway / online).

An aerial view of nearly empty roads during Bangladesh’s authorities enforced a strict lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 2021. Photo by Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury.

Bangladesh Reports 25 Deaths, 363 Fresh Cases:

Bangladesh on Sunday reported 363 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 25 lives.

“The tally of infections has surged to 7,80,159 as 363 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours . . . 25 people died of COVID-19 during the period,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

A total of 25 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 12,149.

It said 6.69 percent of the 5,430 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.

The samples were tested at 459 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time as the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.

The recovery count rose to 7,22,036 after another 601 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 92.55 percent recovered, while 1.56 percent died.