Coronavirus in Bangladesh: Dead Buried in Dhaka Graveyard

People, wearing protective suits, bury victims of the coronavirus and offer funeral prayers at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, April 6.

Authorities in Bangladesh said on Monday that the death toll from coronavirus had risen to 13 and a total of 117 people had tested positive for the virus.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sunday, announced a set of stimulus packages worth $8.5 billion to help the country’s economy ride out the damage inflicted by the pandemic.

In a speech broadcast live from her office in Dhaka, Hasina said the money would be mostly provided as low-interest loans to hard-hit manufacturers and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Garment workers, who had first rushed to Dhaka to get back to work, were told on Sunday that their vacations had been extended and that they had to turn back.

Crowds broke army cordons to rush on to ferries that would take them back to their hometowns.

The country is now under a lockdown.

(AP)

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