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Coronavirus: Tourist gatherings banned in Sundarbans

  • Published at 05:14 pm March 19th, 2020
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File photo of a canal in the Sundarbans Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh announced its first coronavirus death on Wednesday. Three more people tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the number of patients to 17 in the country

Amid growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, the government has banned tourist gatherings in the Sundarbans.

Khulna divisional forest conservator Md Moinuddin Khan said tourism has been banned in the Sunderbans and other ecotourism spots under the Forest Department, reports UNB.

The ban will remain effective until further notice.

Earlier on Wednesday, tourism was banned in all tourist spots in Rangamati to prevent spread of COVID-19. 

Coronavirus has so far infected 221,579 people and killed 8,999 people globally.

Bangladesh announced its first coronavirus death on Wednesday. Three more people tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the number of patients to 17 in the country.

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