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How to fight COVID-19 after May 30?

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:44 PM, 29 May 2020   Updated: 11:38 PM, 29 May 2020

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The ongoing general holiday is coming to end on Saturday, May 30 amid the prevailing situation of lethal coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. From then on, the offices, courts will be in operation in compliance with the health guidelines. However, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has advised on how to prevent coronavirus at that time.

According to the DGHS, the main weapon in the COVID-19 War is the use of masks. So, do not go out of the house without a mask.

Additional Director General (Administration) of DGHS Prof. Dr. Nasima Sultana came up with the suggestions at a regular health bulletin on coronavirus situation at Mohakhali in the capital on Friday.  

She suggested to cover nose and mouth and wash hands frequently with soap and water.

Advising to avoid public gatherings, Dr. Nasima Sultana said, “Maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet. You need to be aware of yourself and your family members as well.” 

She urged to include the food that increases immunity in the diet. “Eat foods rich in vitamin C and zinc, eat more liquid foods.” 

She also suggests taking some time to exercise every day.

A total of 11,301 samples have been tested in 49 coronavirus testing labs across the country including the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR) over the last 24 hours. Of these, 2,523 have been diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 42,854, she said. 

23 more deaths from the virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 582 in the country, said Dr. Nasima Sultana. “19 of them are male and 4 of them are female.”

Besides, 590 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 9,015, the health official also said.