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Coronavirus: China observes Mourning Day; Dhaka joins with Beijing

  • Published at 12:07 pm April 4th, 2020
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A woman wearing a face mask walks past the entrance of a closed secondary school in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China March 6, 2020 Reuters

Chinese people have been scheduled to observe 3 minutes of silence to mourn for the deceased

Bangladesh has joined with China expressing deep condolences for the loss of lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan city and other places.

China observed Mourning Day on Saturday remembering the martyrs who died in fight against the fatal Covid-19 pandemic, reports UNB.

"I am very touched," Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said in a message to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi expressing his sincere sympathy for the families of the victims.

Momen said the people and the government of Bangladesh are with the friendly people of China and the Chinese government to address this crisis.

He thanked the Chinese government for taking well care of a good number of Bangladeshi citizens living in China at this tragic moment of coronavirus outbreak.

 The minister wished good health, long life and happiness of his Chinese counterpart.

 He also wished China with continued peace, progress and prosperity.

During the commemoration, national flags were at half-mast across China and in all Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, and public recreational activities remained suspended across the country, according to Xinhua.

At 10am (Chinese time) on Saturday, Chinese people nationwide were scheduled to observe three minutes of silence to mourn for the deceased, while air raid sirens and horns of automobiles, trains and ships to wail in grief.

As of Thursday, a total of 81,620 confirmed cases of Covid-19 had been reported on the Chinese mainland, and 3,322 people had died of the disease.

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