Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said, “Day by day, the Covid-19 infection and death rates are both decreasing. We hope it will be reduced further,” reports Dhaka Tribune.
 The minister said this at the Secretariat yesterday noon.
 The minister also said as Eid-ul-Azha is coming, people will go to the cattle market which can increase the number of Covid-19 cases again, reports Nayadiganto.
 In some flood affected areas, people have taken shelter in congested places while in some areas, people cannot maintain the social distance. These reasons can also contribute to the increase in number of cases during Eid, he added.
Currently, 60% of hospital beds, dedicated for Covid-19 patients, are vacant, which proves the number of patients is declining, he added, reports barta24.com.