The government has lowered the age limit for receiving the Covid booster dose up to 50, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday.
“We’ve enough vaccines in stock compared to our population,” the minister said while talking to reporters at the secretariat.
So far, he said, seven lakh booster doses have been administered in Bangladesh.
“In last 15 days, the positivity rate increased to 18 per cent and it’ll reach 30 per cent by a month and a half. If such a rate continues, there’ll be no seat available in any hospital.”
The minister said the government is worried about the current Covid situation. “So, everyone must wear a mask and follow the health protocols.”
He warned that the situation will worsen if people move recklessly without masks.