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Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 115,786 with 3,480 new infections
By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app
18:03, June 22, 2020

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Bangkok (People's Daily) - Bangladesh on Monday confirmed 3,480 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total to 115,786 since the virus first arrived in the country in March.

A total of 46,755 patients have recovered and returned home, and 1,502 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.