Harunur Rashid: Coronavirus tests being controlled to show less infections

Harunur Rashid called upon Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader to explain the reasons behind the sharp fall in coronavirus sample test at a time when the virus is spreading fast.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has alleged that the government is regulating the sample test of coronavirus only to show people a lower rate of Covid-19 infections in the country.

“The coronavirus sample test is now being controlled. A few days ago, samples of 15,000-16,000 people were being tested, but it has now come down to 11,000-12,000. The sample test has now come down by 4,000-5,000,” said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

He further said: “It means the government is forcibly showing people less coronavirus infections by controlling the tests.”

The BNP leader came up with the allegation at a virtual press conference from BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday, reports UNB.

He called upon Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader to explain the reasons behind the sharp fall in coronavirus sample test at a time when the virus is spreading fast.

About providing false coronavirus test reports and certificates by Regent Hospital, Harun said though the government is regulating the media, people are getting stunned seeing a few reports on corruption by the “ruling party leaders.”

Stating that Regent Hospital is owned by a ruling party leader, Harun said the hospital authorities embezzled huge money by giving people false positive and false negative reports of coronavirus without any test. “The leaders of Awami League could not get out of its corruption habit even at this bad time of people.”

He alleged that people are not getting proper treatment at hospitals and failing to undergo coronavirus tests. “Though the ruling party is playing a game with people’s lives, no one can raise voice against it. It’s a manifestation of an utter authoritarian rule.”

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