Govt plans to divide country into three zones based on severity of corona infection: Health Minister

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1st June, 2020 08:16:57 printer

Govt plans to divide country into three zones based on severity of corona infection: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government is planning to divide entire country into three zones -- red, yellow and green -- based on the level of coronavirus or COVID-19 infection.  

He came up with the information while talking to journalists after a meeting on the corona situation at the secretariat on Monday.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal along with others were present in the meeting.   

The Home Minister said, “The number of infection is increasing along with our test rate. So, we have marked three zones-red, yellow and green. There was an instruction of the premier that how to turn the red zone into a green zone. We have discussed in this regard.”    

He said, “The health minister has taken notes of the speeches of the discussants. And he will also give a proposal and we will implement those.”

Regarding the zone, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said, “We will determine the zones. You all know that the infection rate is high in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and now Chattogram. Most probably those areas will be red zones. Most of the upazilas are still in good condition. And we want to keep those areas in better condition.”


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