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WHO praises Bangladesh’s Covid response

Published : 29 Aug 2020 09:02 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 09:36 AM

World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded the ongoing activities and various initiatives taken by the government of Bangladesh to control COVID-19.

He also thanked Bangladesh for its support and cooperation to the World Health Organization in tackling this global pandemic.

He praised the government of Bangladesh, in particular, for its effective role in controlling the spread of coronavirus in populated Rohingya camps.

He made those comments when Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador M. Shameem Ahsan paid a farewell meeting with him on August 27, the foreign ministry said.

The WHO chief handed over a special honorary memento to Ambassador Ahsan for his “significant contributions” to the World Health Organization and various health-related issues, while in Geneva.