A legal notice has been served on the government to take measures within the next 48 hours to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh.
Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Humayan Kabir Pallob on behalf of "Bangladesh Law and life Foundation" sent the legal notice on Sunday to eight people, including the health and family welfare secretary, the foreign secretary, the civil aviation and tourism secretary and the directorate general of health.
The notice asks the authorities concerned to form a high-powered monitoring committee, supply sufficient masks across the country and take adequate measures at every airport, land port, seaport and hospital in the country.
The notice also demanded that the government order all public and private hospitals to prepare for the treatment of people infected with coronavirus.
A writ petition will be filed at the High Court if the government fails to take action within the stipulated time, as per the legal notice.