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Coronavirus cases surpass 300 in the country

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:59 PM, 9 April 2020   Updated: 05:48 PM, 9 April 2020

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The number of coronavirus cases in the country surpassed 300, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque at a regular press briefing at the health ministry in Dhaka through online on Thursday.  

In the last 24 hours, 112 more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus. With this, the total number of infected patients has increased to 330 in the country. Besides, one more person has died from coronavirus during the period, raising the death toll to 21. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 209 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. As of Thursday afternoon, a total of 1,521,253 people have been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 88,570 while 331,355 patients have recovered. 

More than a third of the world's population is now under lockdown as an increasing number of countries implement sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

To stop spreading the deadly coronavirus, the Bangladesh government on March 23 declared a nationwide 10-day holiday shutting down the government and private offices excepting essential and healthcare facilities while it was due to expire on April 4. On April 1, the fresh holidays were declared from April 5 to 9 and the two days of (Friday & Saturday) would be added to these holidays. 

Later on April 5, the government issued an order extending the nationwide holiday further until April 14 in the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All have been requested to stay-at-home during the holidays unless they have a good reason to leave their homes.  

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