The mercury fell to 7.5C and 7C at Tetulia on Monday and Sunday respectively.
Tetulia, the last border town in Bangladesh’s north, is no stranger to extreme cold. It recorded the lowest-ever temperature recorded in Bangladesh’s history on January 8 last year when the mercury fell to 2.6C.
Meanwhile, Dhaka’s lowest temperature was recorded 12.8C on Tuesday, said the Met office bulletin.
The government has been warning of a second Covid-19 wave in the winter. And now, a new strain of coronavirus has added to the worries.
Bangladesh on Tuesday saw 17 more Covid-19 deaths, pushing the fatalities to 7,329. With 1,318 new cases, the country’s total caseload now stands at 503,501. The mortality rate has increased to 1.46 percent.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government has taken massive preparations to face the second wave of the virus and infection during the winter.
"To prevent the surge during the winter, directives have been given for adopting ‘no mask, no service policy’. Screening at the entry points of the country is on, while 14-day quarantine has been made mandatory for everyone coming from abroad. Programmes are going on as per the planning to control the Covid-19," she said last month.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam on Monday said Bangladesh would get Covid-19 vaccines for some 45 million people by May-June next year.
Thirty million doses of vaccine for 15 million people will come at the end of January or early February while the country will get 60 million more doses for 30 million people by May-June.