Nat’l committee for stopping Book Fair as Covid cases surge



The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 has recommended to stop the ongoing Amar Ekushey Book Fair as the country is seeing a massive jump in daily cases.
It has also proposed to halt all types of social events and shut other recreational centres to curb the spread of coronavirus.

At its meeting, the committee also recommended increasing ICU and Covid-19 ward beds at Dhaka hospitals to deal with the increasing stream of patients.

It welcomed the 18-point directive issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and emphasised formulating a specific action plan in this regard.

Boi Mela hours curtailed

The surge in coronavirus cases forced the Book Fair management to cut short the daily operational hours.

Currently, the fair remains open from 3pm to 6:30pm daily.

Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh recorded its highest daily coronavirus cases on Thursday when the health authorities confirmed 6,469 new infections in the last 24 hours.

The infection rate also jumped to 22.94 percent from 19.9 percent on Wednesday.

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