DHAKA, Bangladesh

Three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Bangladesh on Friday, raising the country’s total to 20, according to government data.

The figures were published in the latest health bulletin of the government-run Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research.

The country has reported one death due to COVID-19, a 70-year-old man who passed away on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the government declared a lockdown in Shibchar, an area about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of the capital Dhaka.

“We are ready to shut down more areas if needed to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” said Health and Family Welfare

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