Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urged the authorities concerned to further increase the number of coronavirus samples test.
“We have observed that the number of COVID-19 sample test dwindled in the last couple of days. But the rate of virus infection is higher considering the tested samples,” he told a virtual press briefing on contemporary affairs from his official residence here.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said one-fourth of the tested COVID-19 samples are now being found positive, which may contribute to the rapid spread of the virus.
“That’s why I request the authorities concerned to extend the sample testing further. I expect that the Health Department would take effective initiatives to supply necessary materials, according to the capabilities of the testing labs, for the coronavirus sample test,” he added.