Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Friday confirmed 3,114 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 156,391 since the virus first arrived in the country in March.
A shopkeeper cleans dust from a chandelier at a light shop in Dhaka on July 3, 2020. (File photo by AFP)
A total of 86,375 patients remain hospitalized, 68,048 have recovered and returned home, and 1,968 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-blockade the most severely hit areas of the country, and the army was deployed 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. It has allowed factories to resume production and store openings under epidemic control regulations.