Health minister asks to use masks till vaccine is available

Staff Correspondent,
Health minister Zahid Malek Swapan.

Health minister Zahid Malek Swapan.

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Manikganj: Health minister Zahid Malek Swapan said that once the vaccine is discovered, we will get it faster and we will no longer have to use masks in the days ahead. But everyone has to use a mask until the vaccine is discovered. Therefore, the minister urged everyone to use masks for health safety until they get the vaccine to avoid corona infection.

He was speaking at a ‘doa mahfil’ on the occasion of the first death anniversary of Abdus Salam, former chairman of Tilli Union in Saturia upazila of Manikganj, at noon on Friday (August 28).

Meanwhile, Health minister Zahid Malek Swapan said, we don't want another death from corona. The number of deaths due to corona is still very low in Bangladesh. Where 70,000 people died in India, 200,000 people died in America. Out of 160 million people in Bangladesh, only 4,000 have died and 200,000 have recovered, he added.