It’s been sometime that allegations were doing rounds that cases of COVID-19 in the country and especially among the garment workers were on the rise.
Now Bangladesh’s Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has underlined that indeed the coronavirus cases are on the rise following opening of the factories along with resumption of other economic activities like opening of shops, which has triggered movement of people, claimed media reports.
“The transmission has increased. In the last 8 to 10 days, the number of cases reached 600 to 700 from 400 to 500,” Zahid stated at a meeting of experts regarding the community transmission of the epidemic.
Meanwhile, as per reports, a record 786 new coronavirus positive cases were detected with one more person succumbing to COVID-19 in the country in 24 hours until 8:00 AM Tuesday with total number of deaths reaching 183 and 10,929 positive cases reported so far.
In light of the recent developments, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has asked its inspectors to conduct special inspections in factories to ensure safety of the workers.
In a letter issued to all Deputy Inspector Generals in 23 districts of the country, DIFE asked its officials to immediately serve warning letters if any factory is found violating the health guidelines.