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Vaccination centres to remain off for 4 days

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Published: 15:41, 20 July 2021   Update: 16:00, 20 July 2021
Vaccination centres to remain off for 4 days

Vaccination centres will remain closed for four days because of Eid holiday. File photo of Business Insider Bangladesh

Vaccination centres will remain closed for four days because of Eid holiday, according to the chief of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Eid holidays will be observed from July 20 to 22 in Bangladesh.

“From next Saturday, the vaccination will restart again,” Dr ABM Khurshid Alam, director general of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), told the Business Insider Bangladesh today (Wednesday).

Apart from, July 23 is Friday and the day is considered as weekly holiday and thus the vaccine centre will also remain stopped on that day, the DG of the DGHS said.

The vaccination activities will again be resumed on Saturday though the next course of strict lockdown to begin from the same day across the country simultaneously.

Bangladesh the health authorities recorded 231 fresh deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours until Monday morning. The deadly virus also infected 13,321 persons in the same period.

According to the updated official figures, the death toll of the virus mounted to 18,125 while the caseload stood at 11,17,312.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 45,012 samples during the period, which pushed up the positivity rate to 29.59 percent from Sunday 29.09 percent and Saturday’s 29.06 percent.

However, the fatality rate remained static at 1.62 percent for at least two days.

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