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03:56 PM, March 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:08 PM, March 23, 2020

1 more dies of coronavirus, 6 new cases confirmed: IEDCR

One more coronavirus patient has died in Bangladesh while six new cases have been confirmed by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

This takes the number of deaths from Covid-19 to three and infected to 33 in the country.

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"There are three males and three females among the newly infected. One is a health practitioner. Two of them recently arrived from India and Bahrain while the rest were infected by other patients," Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director, IEDCR said while briefing the media through a videoconference today.

At present, three health workers – one doctor and two nurses – are suffering from the disease, according to Dr Flora.

The IEDCR tested 56 people in the last 24 hours. A total of 620 people had been tested so far, she said.

Fifty-one people have been put in isolation while 46 are in institutional quarantine, she noted.

When asked what measures were in place for the Rohingya camps, Dr Flora said, "We have warned people about travelling to Cox's Bazar so that no public gathering takes place there."

"Besides, we have our field lab at Cox's Bazar Medical College Hospital. If anyone is detected in Cox's Bazar, he/she can be treated there."

The IEDCR director also strictly advised everyone who feels unwell to make sure they do not leave homes unless they need to go to the hospital.


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