Bangladesh fights against Coronavirus: Dhaka North City Corporation, Young Bangla launch mass mask campaign to prevent COVID-19 spread
Dhaka:Dhaka North City Corporation or DNCC joined youth platform Young Bangla to launch the mass mask campaign to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
Other partners of the campaign, led by Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, are Innovations for Poverty Action, Yale University, Stanford Medical School, Centre for Research and Information or CRI, Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, and BD Clean, reports bdnews24.
As many as 105 volunteers from Young Bangla, the youth secretariat of the CRI, a not-for-profit research wing of the Awami League, are reportedly taking part in the campaign.
Md. Atiqul Islam was quoted as saying by bdnews24: "We need to learn how to manage our lives to cope with the threat of COVID. Proper mask-wearing is a critical part of that.”
In the last 24 hours, 32 more people have died with the coronavirus across Bangladesh. A total of 12,181 people have died so far. During the same time, another 698 people have been newly identified, taking the total number of victims to 7,80,857.
A press release signed by Additional Director General (Administration) of the Department of Health Prof Dr Nasima Sultana on Monday (May 17) afternoon said 1,058 people, including asymptomatic patients, have recovered in the last 24 hours at various hospitals and homes across the country, including Dhaka City. So far, a total of 7,23,094 people have recovered.
Samples have been collected and tested in 466 labs under public and private management across the country. Of these, 128 are RT-PCR labs, 37 are Gene Expert and 301 are Rapid Antigen.
In these labs 10,509 samples were collected in 24 hours. A total of 10,347 samples were tested. So far 57,18,063 samples have been tested.