No plan to go into lockdown: Zahid Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the government has no plan to go into lockdown to stem the second wave of coronavirus which is ravaging many countries across the world.

He made the remarks while addressing a programme at the Hajj Camp in Ashkona marking the inauguration of ‘Gene Expert Machine and Mobile Laboratory’.

The minister said talks are going on whether to suspend air communications with the UK following the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus which is more infectious. “Flights will be suspended if necessary.”

He said there are enough beds in the country and those will be increased if necessary.

Zahid Maleque said the coronavirus situation remained under control as of now. “The country’s economy is now also in a good shape.”

Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ABM Kurshid Alam also spoke at the function conducted by DGHS Additional DG Prof Dr Nasima Sultana.