Over 5,000 quarantined across country: Health Minister
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said more than 5,000 people have been quarantined to prevent the transmission of coronavirus or COVID- 19.
The minister disclosed the figure while talking to reporters at the secretariat.
“More than 5000 people are currently in quarantine across the country…action will be taken if they try to violate the quarantine rule,” he said.
Meanwhile, four more people were tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country on Thursday, raising the total number of corona cases to 18. Besides, the authorities confirmed the first death from coronavirus in the country on Wednesday,
The death toll from coronavirus or Covid-19 reached 8,967 globally on Thursday.
It has so far infected 219,240 people around the world, according to worldometer.
Of them, 124,528 are currently being treated with 6,815 in serious or critical condition.