Dhaka urges world to work together to tackle coronavirus

Bangladesh has urged all countries to “stand united” and help each other to overcome the situation caused by coronavirus as it may paralyse the whole world.

“We believe, together we can overcome this pandemic situation sooner than later,” said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen while briefing diplomats stationed in Dhaka.

Dr Momen also sought support from the foreign countries for the safety and security of its citizens who are living there.

He also urged governments across the world through their representatives in Dhaka to help Bangladesh Missions abroad so that they can perform their duties in this challenging time.

The Foreign Minister highlighted temporary decisions taken so far here and assured the diplomats that foreign citizens in Bangladesh will be taken care of equally like own Bangladesh citizens.

The briefing was held at State guesthouse Padma. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen were present.

Bangladesh on Monday announced the detection of three new coronavirus patients and confirmed that the virus has started to transmit locally.

So far, the country has recorded eight coronavirus cases.

Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora revealed the information at a regular press briefing.