The Local Government Division on Wednesday provided special allocation of Tk 33 crore as preventive measure to check the transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The special allocation has been provided for 12 city corporations, 328 municipalities and 492 upazila Parishads, according to Mahmudul Hasan, PRO of Local Government Division.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 27 coronavirus cases and five deaths. The government has declared a 10-day holiday, cancelled state programmes and shut down educational institutions to contain the fast-spreading virus.
COVID-19, first reported in China, has so far infected 435,382 people globally and killed 19,620 -- a mortality rate of 15 percent, according to Worldometer.