China did not have PPE during the country’s early detection of coronavirus cases, said the minister
There is no urgency of personal protection equipment (PPE) in the country at this moment, said Health Minister Zahid Malik.
The minister made the remark in reply to a question of journalists over PPE crisis in the country during a press conference at the Health Ministry today.
He said, even, China did not have PPE during the country's early detection of coronavirus cases.
"We do not need PPE that much right now," emphasised the minister.
He said the country do had early preparation and thereby it has become able to quarantine 20,000 people.
The country took preparation of establishing labs from three months earlier, he added.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Nasrul Hamid handed over 4,000 PPEs and 4,000 coronavirus testing kits to the health minister at the secretariat in the capital today.
In addition, Power Division, Energy & Mineral Resources Division and Bangladesh Independent Power Producer Association (BIPPA) will provide 50,000 PPEs and 50,000 coronavirus testing kits to the Health Minister, said a press release issued by the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.