Dhaka, Oct. 7 -- The health minister has also claimed that the people have regained their courage to work and keep the economy running because "they know they will get treatment at hospital" if they contract the novel coronavirus.

The country may see a spike in number of coronavirus cases because many programmes with public gatherings, such as wedding ceremonies and picnics, are likely to be held during the upcoming winter, he said at a seminar on preparations to tackle the possible second wave in Dhaka on Tuesday.

"We don't know when the first wave will end. The Bengalis are battling the coronavirus and we will tackle the second wave as well, just like we fight the currents in the Padma and Jamuna rivers and the sea," the minister said...