Dhaka, March 26 -- In the order signed by Director (Hospital) Aminul Islam on Wednesday, the directorate said a doctor must treat a patient with symptoms of COVID-19 first and then refer him or her to another doctor, who has PPE, for further treatment.

It drew huge criticisms as the first doctor would become vulnerable to coronavirus infection.

Later in the night, Aminul told bdnews24.com that they suspended the order and a revised order would be released on Thursday.

PPE consists of protective clothing, gloves, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from infection.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has created a shortage of PPE for medics across the globe.

In Bangladesh, at least one...