Staff Correspondent ;
Dhaka – Bangladesh has reported no infection of novel coronavirus for the second consecutive as its labs tested only 109 samples, an official said on Sunday.
Director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) at a news briefing said that the number of patients remained unchanged with no infection reported in the last 24 hours ended Sunday morning.
Twenty-eight people are undergoing treatment at different hospitals, she added
Bangladesh has been in transport lockdown since Thursday to prevent spread of the virus that caused death of more than 30,900 people and infected over 670,000 people worldwide. The United States, Italy, Spain, France Germany, Iran and China are the most affected countries having higher death toll.
The virus first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December spread over more than 195 countries. According to the WHO, situation in the South East Asia which includes Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives and Sri Lanka was still good in terms of spread of the disease and death rate.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque, who also joined online the media briefing said the government has taken massive preparedness to combat the spread of the deadly virus.