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‘Lifting shutdown before reducing infection rate may increase transmission’

  • Published at 11:59 pm May 28th, 2020
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Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The committee’s head Prof Dr Mohammod Shahidullah, and Member Secretary Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the remarks in a press note released after its sixth meeting on Thursday

The national technical advisory committee, which was formed to advise the government on the Covid-19 situation, has said transmission of the virus may increase if people go back to their normal lives before the infection rate is reduced.

The committee’s head Prof Dr Mohammod Shahidullah, and Member Secretary Meerjady Sabrina Flora made the remarks in a press note released after its sixth meeting on Thursday.

They said that public gatherings are breeding grounds for coronavirus as this infectious disease spreads through droplets when people come in close contact with each other and cough or sneeze without maintaining the health safety guidelines.

“Relaxing the shutdown will, without applying appropriate health directives, create pressure on our health system,” read the statement.

The committee recommended stopping the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating Covid-19 patients as per the EU's ban on the medicine, adding that WHO has also given directives about the risks involved with this drug,” the committee added.

Meanwhile, the committee has said that the use of ivermectin, convalescent plasma, and other unapproved medicines should only be for clinical trials, not for treating Covid-19 cases in general.

The National Technical Advisory Committee, in the statement, appreciated the decision of treating those who have tested positive for the virus and regular patients in the same hospital but separately across the country.

“For this, a proper administering and organizing preparation is needed along with necessary manpower and equipment,” the committee further recommended.      

The health authorities on Thursday confirmed the detection of record 2,029 new patients in the past 24 hours, raising the total cases to 40,321. Fifteen more people died from coronavirus during this period, taking the death tally to 559.


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