The government has not instructed to impose any lockdown amid the fresh spike of Covid-19 deaths and new cases, said Professor Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, the Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
"But instructions have been given to limit gatherings at restaurants, public transports and tourist spots," the health DG said today.
All major coronavirus indicators – new cases, deaths and infection rate – are rising again as Monday saw the highest single day cases in the last three months.
The day also witnessed the highest deaths in the last two months. Monday also registered the highest infection rate in 81 days.
Experts said the country may face catastrophic consequences if the virus safety measures are not maintained strictly since all major Covid-19 indicators have been on the rise for the last couple of days.
The health directorate has already asked hospitals in Dhaka and divisional headquarters to ready their intensive care units (ICUs).
Meantime, people still show a lax approach to virus safety measures despite the government instructions.
Health directorate spokesperson Professor Dr Nazmul Islam Monday said hospitals have been readied to deal with the rise in virus cases.
Public awareness is a must to tackle the infection, he said, adding, the tendency of not wearing face masks and not following virus safety measures is dangerous.