DHAKA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested Bangladesh to go into lockdown and declare emergency in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The experts of the WHO advised outgoing mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mohammad Sayeed Khokon at a meeting in the city on Saturday afternoon.
A delegation of WHO and Communicable Disease Control and Protection (SDCP) of the USA sat in a meeting with Sayeed Khokon at the latter’s residence at Banani in the capital in a bid to check the coronavirus infection.
Sayeed Khokon made the disclosure while briefing journalists after the meeting.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh on Saturday (March 21) confirmed the second death from COVID-19 and four more cases pushing the number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 24.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque revealed the matter in a press briefing.
Earlier on March 18, Bangladesh recorded its first death from Covid-19. On March 8, the IEDCR announced for the first time the detection of three Covid-19 patients in Bangladesh.
The first three Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus were recovered.
The fast spreading coronavirus has already claimed 11,833 lives infected 283,748 people globally.
BDST: 1748 HRS, MAR 21, 2020