Mon, 15 Aug 2022

DHAKA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Amid a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, Bangladesh's Cabinet Division issued a circular with the six-point directives to be effective immediately on Tuesday.

In line with the directives, people must wear masks at all gatherings, shopping malls and restaurants under the "No mask, no service" policy.

Those who bear any symptoms are encouraged to get themselves tested for COVID-19.

The moves are aimed at limiting the fresh spread of the new wave of COVID-19 as Bangladesh is again seeing a surge in fresh cases after a respite of several months.

Bangladesh reported three fresh deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest number of daily deaths confirmed in about three months.

Meanwhile, the country reported over 2,000 COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day with the daily test positivity rate jumping to 15.47 percent in the 24 hours till 8:00 a.m. local time.

To date, Bangladesh has recorded 1,969,361 COVID-19 cases including 2,087 new cases on Tuesday, as the death toll rose to 29,145, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 1,907,067 including 200 new recoveries, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.48 percent and the current recovery rate is 96.84 percent.

Among the eight Bangladesh divisions, capital Dhaka division recorded the highest number of cases, with 1,893 infections.

Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 16,230 on July 28, 2021 and the highest number of deaths of 264 twice on Aug. 5 and 10 last year.

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