- Bangladesh studies 64 new coronavirus deaths on Monday — its largest day by day rise because the pandemic started.
- The shutdown has sparked an exodus of migrant employees from the capital Dhaka to dwelling villages.
- Hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus sufferers, notably in districts bordering India.
DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday prolonged its strictest lockdown to July 14 to fight a surge in coronavirus circumstances led by the extremely contagious Delta variant, with areas bordering India taking the brunt of infections.
The South Asian nation reported 164 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, it is largest day by day rise because the pandemic started, taking the dying toll to fifteen,229. It additionally reported the highest-ever variety of new day by day infections at 9,964, with the entire standing at 954,881.
Hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus sufferers, notably in districts bordering India the place the Delta variant was first recognized. Bangladesh sealed its border with India in April, however the commerce continues.
A surge in circumstances had prompted the federal government to order every week of tight controls on Thursday, with military troops patrolling streets.
All measures have been prolonged, the federal government stated in an announcement. The shutdown has sparked an exodus of migrant employees from the capital Dhaka to dwelling villages.
Factories are allowed to function observing well being protocols whereas all places of work and transportation stay shut besides important items carriers and ambulances.
Some employees are discovering it troublesome to outlive with none earnings coming in.
“During the lockdown, there is no work. If this continues, I don’t know how I feed my family,” stated Mohammad Manik, father of two, who works as a day labourer at a kitchen market in Dhaka.
“It is not the coronavirus but hunger that will kill us.”
Bangladesh acquired 2.5 million doses of Moderna Inc’s vaccine from the US below the COVAX global-sharing scheme over the weekend. It additionally acquired two million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China.
Bangladesh’s vaccination drive suffered a blow after India stopped exports of the AstraZeneca shot in response to a document surge in home infections, with solely 3% of its inhabitants of 170 million to date receiving the required two doses.