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Rajshahi bus owners suspend services for indefinite period over coronavirus fears

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th March, 2020 04:32:12 PM
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Rajshahi bus owners suspend services for indefinite period over coronavirus fears

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Rajshahi District Bus Owners' Association suspended bus services to all routes, including the capital, from the district for an indefinite period in the wake of the coronavirus crisis in the country.

Bus services to all routes from Rajshahi will remain suspended for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus crisis in the country, reported private television channel News24 quoting leaders of the association.

Meanwhile, four more people were tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country on Thursday, raising the total number of corona cases to 18.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque, in a media briefing, informed that at least 5,000 people were quarantined to prevent the transmission of coronavirus till Thursday morning.

Besides, the authorities confirmed the first death from coronavirus in the country on Wednesday.

The death toll from coronavirus or Covid-19 reached 8,967 globally on Thursday. It has so far infected 219,240 people around the world, according to worldometer.

Of them, 124,528 are currently being treated with 6,815 in serious or critical condition.