DGHS warns of 3rd corona wave amid Eid travel rush

Staff Correspondent

12 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Director-General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam fears a third wave of coronavirus in Bangladesh as people are travelling desperately on the occasion of Eid.

“The way people are travelling has created the fear of a third wave of coronavirus. Seeking the public gathering in streets, we are afraid. When people do this there is a risk of a rise in infection,” he said.

The DGHS chief came up with the statement while speaking at a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.

Regarding the current coronavirus situation of the country, he said most of the beds in Covid-19 hospitals are lying vacant as the rate of coronavirus infection and death has dropped.

“The second wave of the coronavirus is almost under control,” he said.

Mentioning that there are around 12,500 beds in Covid-19 dedicated hospitals in the country, Khurshid Alam said there is also adequate oxygen supply for the patients.

He said there is no alternative to maintaining health rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.