Bangladesh suspends all train services

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Staff Reporter:

The government on Tuesday suspended all train services  to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh.

“Train services on all routes in the country will remain shut from  Tuesday until further notice ”, said Railways secretary Mofazzal Hossain while talking to UNB over phone.

Earlier in the day, the government shut down all local, mail and commuter train services.

Bangladesh Railway Director General Shamsuzzaman told UNB that the decision was taken at the highest level of the government.

Bangladesh government on Monday declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent its transmission.

Besides, the armed forces will remain in the field in the divisional and district towns including coastal areas across the country from Tuesday to aid the civil administration maintain social distancing and strengthen the coronavirus preventive measures.

Earlier on March 17, Bangladesh closed all educational institutions until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus or Covid-19 reached 16,510 as of Tuesday — a mortality rate of 14 percent. The virus has so far infected 378,842 people around the world, according to worldometer.

Of them, 260,268 are currently being treated with 12,062 in serious or critical condition. So far, 118,574 cases had outcomes and of them, 102,064 (86 percent) recovered.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh announced its 4th coronavirus death and six new cases, taking the number of patients to 39 in the country.

Earlier in the day, the government shut down all local, mail and commuter train services until further notice. “Intercity train services will be shut down gradually,” said Bangladesh Railway Director General Shamsuzzaman.

Bangladesh government on Monday declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Besides, the armed forces will remain in the field in divisional and district towns from Tuesday to aid the civil administration maintain social distancing and strengthen the coronavirus preventive measures.

The global death toll from coronavirus reached 16,510 on Tuesday — a mortality rate of 14 percent. The virus has so far infected 378,842 people , according to worldometer.

Of them, 260,268 are currently being treated and 12,062 in serious or critical condition. So far, 102,064 (86 percent) patients have recovered.

Bangladesh announced its third coronavirus death and six new cases on Monday, taking the number of cases to 33 in the country.unb

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