Lockdown is being given across the country for one week. The lockdown will be in force for seven days from next Monday.
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader told the media.
He told the media at his home on Saturday.
The government has taken this decision due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation. Over the past few days, more than 6,000 people have been infected with corona every day. The number of identities reached close to seven thousand on Friday
Coronavirus has been infected with the Secretary of Health. Abdul Mannan. He was admitted to Sheikh Russell Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in the capital on Friday. An official of the Ministry of Health has confirmed the veracity of this information in the first light.
Abdul Mannan’s wife Cameron Nahar died of coronavirus in June last year. Abdul Mannan was also in quarantine at that time. Later, when corona vaccination was started in the country, he was vaccinated at the earliest.
A record number of corona infections have been detected in the country so far in one day. In the last 24 hours (from 8 am on Thursday to 8 am on Friday), 6,630 patients infected with corona have been identified, according to a regular press release from the health department. And in the last 24 hours, 50 people have died due to corona infection.
After the first corona patient was identified in the country on March 6 last year, so many patients have not been identified yet. A total of 7,489 patients were diagnosed with corona in the country on Thursday. The day before, 5,356 people were identified on Wednesday.
So far, a total of 6 lakh 24 thousand 594 people have been diagnosed with corona infection in the country. Of these, 9,155 people died. A total of 5 lakh 46 thousand 411 people have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, 29,339 samples have been tested. Considering the sample test, the patient identification rate is 23.28 percent.
Coronavirus infection peaked in the country in June-July last year. At that time, especially from the second week of June to the middle of July, an average of three to four thousand patients were identified every day. After the situation has been under control for some time, the infection has been on the rise again for more than a month. Of these, more than three and a half thousand patients are being identified (every day) for six days. In such a situation, public health experts say, the country’s infection situation is heading towards another peak.
In late 2019, the first coronavirus infection was detected in Wuhan, China. On March 7 last year, the first corona patient identification was announced in the country. The first corona-infected person in the country was declared dead on March 17.
The rate of patient identification was low at the beginning of the infection in the country. The infection started to increase from the middle of last May. From the last week of May to the third week of August, the patient identification rate was over 20 percent. From then on, the rate of identification of new patients also started to decrease. After a couple of months of declining infections, the upward trend in new patient and identification rates started from the beginning of last November. From December the infection began to decrease again. However, over the past five weeks, the infection has been on the rise again.
The vaccination program was inaugurated on January 26 to control the corona epidemic. On the same day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Virtual Immunization Program from Ganobhaban. The mass vaccination program started from February 8 in the country.