- Mohammad Nasim, a former minister of Bangladesh, and one of the most important leaders of the Awami League, has tested positive.
- Bangladesh will be divided into red, yellow, and green zones, according to infection and death rates.
- Shakil Uddin Ahmed, Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka University, died at Dhaka's Green Life Hospital.
In the last 24 hours, 2,361 people have been infected in Bangladesh with COVID-19. With this, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Bangladesh stood at 72 people. The total number of infected is 49,534. Nasima Sultana, director-general of the health department, reported that the information was obtained by examining 11,439 samples in the last 24 hours.
So far, 320,000 samples have been tested. She said 617 more people have been newly recovered, and the total number of people who have recovered is 10,596. The recovery rate is 21.39 percent. Identification rate in the proportion of sample test in 24 hours was 0.61 percent. The identified mortality rate is 1.36 percent.
Among the dead, there were 19 males and three females. Of them, 15 died at the hospital, six at home, and one was brought to the hospital dead. Except for one of those who died, 21 were between the ages of 41 and 60.
At present, there are 6,021 people in isolation, 2,606 people were taken to quarantine over the last 28 hours. At present, there are 59,138 people in quarantine. In all, a total of 2,869 people have been quarantined.
Former Minister Mohammad Nasim Infected with Coronavirus
Mohammad Nasim, a former minister of Bangladesh, and one of the most important leaders of the Awami League, has been admitted to the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka after contracting coronavirus.
His son, Tanvir Shakil Joy, confirmed the news. He said that they had just received the results of his father’s coronavirus test, which were positive. Mohammad Nasim served as Home Minister and Health Minister in the two previous governments of Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh to be Divided into Red, Yellow, Green Zones
After the lockdown was relaxed, the office-court was reopened in Bangladesh from yesterday, but the lockdown may be issued again locally. Government Health Minister Zahid Malek told reporters in Dhaka that Bangladesh would be divided into red, yellow, and green zones, according to infection and death rates. He was speaking after a meeting at the Home Ministry.
Health Minister Zahid Malek said lockdowns would be imposed locally in areas that appear to be most at risk. Experts met with the Prime Minister last Saturday to discuss the issue. On the basis of that discussion, they met again today at the Home Ministry. He said that now they will analyze various data and see where the level of infection is. On the basis of this, it will be decided which area of the country will fall in which zone.
Dhaka University Professor Dies
Shakil Uddin Ahmed, Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, Dhaka University, died at Dhaka’s Green Life Hospital around 8:15 PM last night. He was undergoing treatment in the ICU of the hospital, said Dhaka University Proctor Professor AKM Golam Rabbani.
Meanwhile, Dhaka University Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Golam Rahman, and his family members, tested positive for coronavirus. Golam Rahman is the former Chief Information Commissioner.