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Experts suggest natural immune boost

Published : 30 May 2020 08:54 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 08:50 AM

With no definitive cure in sight for the highly infectious coronavirus disease, it is time to go for healthy diet urgently to help boost immune system to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, public health experts opined.

They stressed that there is no other substituteto follow hygiene rules with the long shutdown across the country set to be withdrawn from 31st of May on a limited scale amid the rising number of coronavirus deaths and detections.

Public Health experts suggested as there is no proven medicine for cure; naturally we have to combat this disease before arrival of vaccine.

Experts fear that the way the crowds moved out from Dhaka to remote villages during Eid in defiance of government directives, might hike the infection rate alarmingly.

Medicine Professor Z M Kabir Chowdhury talking to The Bangladesh Post said that in this time of infection, the scope of urgent work could be further expanded in compliance with hygiene regulations.

“As Ramadan just passed, for choosing diet we have to be extra careful. I would urge to keep in the diet list honey, fresh fruits, organic vegetable, milk and orange. Eat less if needed, or consult a doctor “

“Naturally we get vitamin D from sunshine but as the people are being confined within four walls for a long tenure, they must fill up their vitamin D gap by eating foods,” he added.

Talking to The Bangladesh Post Dr Ataur Rahman of Dhaka Medical College Hospital advised that, boost immune system is urgently needed because we have no proven medicine to cure.

“Specially, children, women and old age people have to maintain an immune boosting diet for a few days to fight corona. Always prefer vitamin C, D, A foods, but in fear of immune boost don’t eat too much.”

“Prefer nutrient-rich liquid foods for old age people and children,” he voiced.

Bangladesh has seen further soar in coronavirus cases with the detection of 1764 new cases in the last 24 hours on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 44,608.

“Besides, the death toll stood at 610 as 28 more patients died during the same period,” Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said at the regular online briefing. Besides, 360 more patients made recovery, she said adding that so far 9,375 people have recovered from the disease in country.