Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Maleque urges all not to be panicked over Coronavirus

Published 11:24 pm | March 03, 2020

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Online Desk : Health Minister Zahid Maleque today urged people not to be panicked in case of any detection of coronavirus case in the country as the government has sufficient preparation to face the outbreak of the virus.
The health minister was addressing a press briefing at the Health Ministry conference room over the preparation of Bangladesh over Coronavirus.

“We have taken overall preparations to prevent the Coronavirus spread….the virus will not be able do any harm, if it [the virus] enters
into the country,” he said.

Regarding the precautionary measures to combat the Coronavirus, the health
minister said the government has formed two separate 10-member committee in
each district and upazila led by deputy commissioner and upazila nirbahi
officer respectively.

Besides, a 31-member high powered committee with the representatives from
the World Health Organisation (WHO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNICEF,
World Bank and USAID has been formed in this regard.

With the Health Minister in the chair, the committee comprises cabinet
secretary, principal secretary and others senior secretaries, the minister

Separate isolated units have been kept ready at all the public and private
hospitals across the country. The physicians and nurses have already imparted
training how to deal the Coronavirus patients.

High officials of the ministry were present at the press briefing.

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