Bangladesh on Sunday reported two more coronavirus infected patients death and 665 more new cases across the country in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
“With the new cases, the death toll reached 177 and the total number of infected now stand at 9,455,” said Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of DGHS, in a press briefing in Dhaka.
Dr. Sultana said that total 5,368 samples were tested across the country since Saturday.
She further said 1,063 coronavirus patients have been recovered and left hospitals so far.
Bangladesh passed the 56th day since its first case reported in Narayanganj.
Bangladesh on March 8 confirmed the first case of COVID-19 and the first death on March 18.
The infections increased in recent days as the number of tests increased across the country.
Related slideshow: How countries are edging out from COVID-19 lockdown (Provided by Photo Services)
Even as the world continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several countries, where the daily growth of new infections has reduced, are beginning to take tentative steps to ease lockdown measures in order to allow citizens to move freely for the first time in weeks and to revive the economy. Click through to take a look at photos showing how countries are slowly and cautiously trying to return to normalcy.
(Pictured) People are seen running and cycling through Puerta de Alcalá on the first day since Spain eased the COVID-19 lockdown measures to allow people to exercise, in Madrid, Spain, on May 2.
Note: Steps taken by countries to put the lockdown into reverse are subject to change/modifications. The slideshow is updated as of May 2.
A group of people exercise on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on May 1. The New South Wales government eased lockdown measures in response to a decline in coronavirus cases across the state from May 1. Now, two adults and dependent children will be allowed to visit another household to reduce social isolation and improve mental health.
A customer (R) talks to the owner of an independent book shop, after making a purchase in Pretoria, South Africa, on May 1. The country began to gradually ease its strict COVID-19 lockdown measures from May 1, allowing some industries to reopen.
Shoppers, wearing protective face masks and maintaining a safe distance, enter the Apumanque shopping center in Las Condes in Santiago, Chile, on April, 30. As Chilean authorities look to ease COVID-19 related quarantine measures, the well-known shopping mall opened to the public for the first time since lockdown began over a month ago.
Women wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus disease, sit at a restaurant in the Mall of Dubai in Dubai, UAE, on April 28. The shopping centre reopened after partial reduction in restrictions was announced in the emirate, starting from April 24.
Kaipara Flats School teacher prepares for the return of students in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 28. Schools reopened from April 29 for children up to 10 years who can not study from home, or whose parents need to return to work. Under Level 3 lockdown, retailers, restaurants and schools are allowed to reopen on a smaller scale.
A man in protective face mask is seen practicing his skating skills in front of Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, Poland, on April 28. The country reopened parks and forests from April 20.
A woman looks at shoes at a store in Zagreb, Croatia, on April 27. The country eased COVID-19 lockdown measures by resuming public transport and reopening shops.
A boy rides a bicycle in Seville, Spain, on April 26, 2020, after the country eased lockdown rules for children under the age of 14.
A young girl plays with her sister on a street in Barcelona, Spain, on April 26. After six weeks stuck at home, children under the age of 14 were allowed to go out each day for a total of one hour between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
A man sells coffee at a mobile stand in Aarhus, Denmark, on April 26. Denmark has relaxed restrictions imposed on small businesses as well as nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools.
Vendors sell at a market after the nationwide lockdown was eased by the government, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on April 25.
A man waits as his wife gets a manicure at Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique, during the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants in Marietta, Georgia, U.S., on April 24. Georgia has eased some of the restrictions, allowing some businesses such as hair and nail salons to reopen.
Customers queue inside an IKEA shop in Rishon LeZion, Israel, on April 23, after the coronavirus lockdown was eased around the country and the company opened some of its stores.
School desks are set up at a distance before the commencement of the Biology Abitur (high school graduation) examination in the main hall of the Paul-Natorp-Gymnasium in Berlin, Germany, on April 22. Schools will remain shut until May 4 and social distancing rules will stay in place until at least May 3.
A boutique shopkeeper puts a sign to keep a five-foot (1.5 meters) distance between customers before opening store for the first time since March, in Berlin on April 22. Smaller shops such as bookshops and cycling stores have been allowed to reopen.
A man cleans a window of a store on the Hohe Strasse shopping street in Cologne, Germany, on April 22.
A tattoo artist is seen wearing a protective face mask as she works on a customer in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 22. Beauty salons, hairdressers and tattoo parlors were allowed to resume business on April 20.
A woman wears a protective mask as she rides a bicycle on the Vistula River boulevard in Kraków, Poland, on April 22. The country eased its lockdown measures from April 20, reopening beaches, parks and forests to the public.
Members of the artistic group Cirk La Putyka perform to entertain residents during a partial lockdown in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 21. The government started easing the coronavirus restrictions from April 20.
Staff tape off social-distancing markings at the temporarily-closed Schloss-Schule elementary school in Heppenheim, Germany, on April 21, during preparations undertaken for reopening schools.
Children at Ringsted Lilleskole receive open-air lessons as the school reopened after five weeks, in Ringsted, Denmark, on April 20.
A customer is seen selecting a book as bookstores reopen in Rome, Italy, on April 20. The country has started partially lifting the lockdown and the steps will be evaluated to see if containment measures are working. Two categories of shops – stationers and children’s clothes – were given the green signal to begin functioning on April 14.
Fishermen wearing protective face masks finalize preparations to go fishing in the first anchovy campaign of the season in Hondarribia, Spain, on April 20. The country began easing its stringent restrictions from April 13.
People are seen out and about at Błonia Park in Kraków, Poland, on April 20, a day after the country began to gradually lift lockdown measures.
People go trekking at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas, U.S., on April 20. Texas State Parks began reopening for day-use only starting April 20.
An employee cleans a ride on the playground of the Espira Grefsen Station Kindergarten in Oslo, Norway, on April 20. The country started reopening preschools after a month-long closure.
People with protective masks leave a home improvement store in Saalfelden, Austria, on April 14, following the reopening of smaller and non-essential shops with special measures.
A month earlier on April 1, the number of infections was three only.