Bangladesh has reported 3,141 new coronavirus cases and 32 more deaths, raising its total caseload to 87,520, including 1,171 fatalities, AP reports.
Garment workers return from a workplace in Dhaka, Bangladesh. — Reuters
Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Health Directorate, said that a junior minister from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet and a former health minister and close aide to Hasina have both died due to the virus in Dhaka.
Bangladesh’s main state-run hospitals are overwhelmed, with many critical Covid-19 patients being deprived of intensive care beds and ventilators. #DawnToday