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Covid-19: Increasing infection rate in Dhaka raises alarm
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Covid-19: Increasing infection rate in Dhaka raises alarm

Recent genome sequencing by the icddr,b has found that the Delta variant has already reached the capital The test positivity rate in Dhaka city has been increasing recently, raising alarms that it may once again have to go into a strict lockdown as in April last year. The health authorities have already expressed their worry over the rising infection rate and said the government had been forced to isolate Dhaka for the next nine days as a countermeasure. The Cabinet Ministry has brought seven districts, four of them surrounding the capital and three nearby, under strict lockdown. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the test positivity in Dhaka currently was 11.73%, as compared to just 3.45% only 15 days ago. Dr Nazmul Islam, a spokesperson for the D...