15 Jan 2022, 18:41

People must follow 11-point restriction to prevent COVID-19: Maleque

  MANIKGANJ, Jan 15, 2022 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid 
Maleque today said people must follow 11-point restrictions to contain the 
spread of COVID-19. 

  "There is no need to impose lockdown to stem the current spike of 
coronavirus, if 11-point restriction is strictly followed," he told the 
inaugural function of CT scan machine and dialysis unit at Manikganj 250-bed 
General Hospital here. 

   Referring to the yesterday's 4,378 coronavirus positive cases in a single 
day, the health minister said infection rate of COVID-19 is increasing 
sharply in Bangladesh like other countries of the world. 

   As per the WHO standard, Bangladesh remained well below the danger line 
for over three months but authorities issued a fresh alert on November 27, 
2021 for Bangladesh after the outbreak of the highly contagious new South 
African Omicron variant.

   The minister, however, said the government set a target to administer 280 
million or 28 crore vaccine doses including booster ones.

   "We are receiving huge quantity of vaccines every month," he said adding 
that works were underway to expedite the nationwide vaccination campaign.

  He said over 50 million or five crore people received two vaccine doses 
while more than eight crore people received the first dose.

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