Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday emphasised on raising the number tests to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh.
“If there are symptoms, then tests should be done. There are enough kits and more are being brought. When the number of tests will increase, coronavirus patients will be detected and it’ll be possible to prevent its spread,” he said at the daily health bulletin of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
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Minister Maleque urged people not to conceal their symptoms and come forward for tests. Already 14,886 samples have been tested. In the last 24 hours, 1,740 samples were tested.
Bangladesh on Wednesday announced four more coronavirus deaths, including that of a doctor, and 219 new cases. So far, the country has confirmed 1,231 cases and 50 deaths.
“The death of a physician is a matter of deep sorrow,” Maleque said, adding that the prime minister has offered condolences.
Dr Moyeen Uddin, assistant professor of MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, died at Kurmitola General Hospital in the morning. He was diagnosed with coronavirus on April 5 – the first case in Sylhet.