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Bangladesh goes for 'No Mask, No Service' policy to contain spread of coronavirus

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 26, 2020
The Bangladeshi government has adopted 'No Mask, No Service' policy at all offices in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Policy   Bangladesh
After the cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Sunday, Spokesman Khandker Anwarul Islam made the announcement Monday.

Topics: Bangladesh

He told reporters that the mask wearing at all public and private institutions, market places and other places of worship has been made mandatory from now on.

In line with the cabinet decision, he said no public and private offices will serve anyone who is not wearing a mask.

Apart from this, he said the cabinet asked authorities for close monitoring to ensure use of masks in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh reported 1,308 new coronavirus cases and 23 new deaths on Sunday, making the tally at 398,815 and death toll at 5,803 since March 8, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 4,019 on July 2 and the highest number of deaths of 64 on June 30.