Health ministry fully alert to prevent coronavirus: Maleque

DHAKA Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid

Maleque today said the ministry is fully alert to prevent the deadly

coronavirus in the country.

There is no coronavirus detected in our country and health ministry is

fully alert to prevent the virus. The government has already set up screening

machines at every land, sea and airports to tackle the situation, he said.

The minister was speaking at a press briefing on coronavirus organised at

the conference room of his secretariat office here.

On arrival visa for Chinese citizens coming from Wuhan, the epicenter of

the virus, has been suspended as a safety measure, he said.

In this regard, Japan government assured Bangladesh to provide 70 lakh

masks free at cost soon, he said.

Urging people not to spread any kinds of rumor over it Malequ said,There

is nothing to be panicked about the coronavirus as no such patient has so far

been detected in our country and people should not be spread any kinds of

rumor over the virus.

Director General (DG) for Health Services Professor Abul Kalam Azad, DG of

Family Planning Kazi AKM Mohiul Islam, Additional Secretary M Habibur Rahman

and Additional Secretary Sirajul Islam were present, among others.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)