WORLD Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 119,198 with 3,412 new infections

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Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 119,198 with 3,412 new infections

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

20:17, June 23, 2020

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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Tuesday confirmed 3,412 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total to 119,198 since the virus first arrived in the country in March.

A total of 47,635 patients have recovered and returned home, and 1,545 have died from complications related to the disease, according to Bangladesh's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The Bangladesh government issued a notice on June 15 to re-block the severely hit areas of the country, and the army was successively deployed to the severely hit areas to strengthen the implementation of epidemic prevention measures. 

Bangladesh first reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 8, and the number of new cases in a single day has continued to rise since then. Since the end of April, the Bangladesh government has gradually loosened control, and on the premise of complying with the relevant epidemic prevention requirements, it has allowed factories to resume production and stores to open.

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