At least 1,000 samples to be tested for Covid-19 by tomorrow: DGHS
At least 1000 samples of suspected Covid-19 patients will be tested across the country by tomorrow to assess the situation.
"As per the Prime Minister's directive that we received today, samples of two suspected (Covid-19) patients from each upazila will be collected so that we can have at least 1,000 samples by today and test those by tomorrow," said MD Habibur Rahman, director of Management Information System at Directorate General of Health Services.
At a press briefing at his office this afternoon, he said "We are trying to increase the number of tests."
The move came as health experts have been stressing the need for more tests to assess the situation as they fear the number of infected people could be higher as many carriers of the virus could be off the radar due to limited testing.
The country tested around 1,900 people from late January till today.