The Financial Express

Govt incorporates COVID-19 in Communicable Diseases Act

FE Online Report | Published: March 24, 2020 20:13:58 | Updated: April 07, 2020 13:45:43

Govt incorporates COVID-19 in Communicable Diseases Act

The government has incorporated the life-threatening novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in 'The Communicable Diseases (Prevention, Control and Eradication) Act, 2018’ to take legal action to check the disease.

The health service wing under Ministry of Health and Family Planning issued a gazette on Monday in this regard.

The gazette has been given a retrospective effect from March 08, 2020.

Talking to the FE on Tuesday, Joint Secretary Abdul Wahab Khan, who signed the gazette, said with the issuance of the gazette the government has got a legal power to take action against the people not following the government’s direction.

The COVID-19 already took lives of four in Bangladesh.


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