Cabinet secretary Khandakar Anwarul Islam said army personnel will be deployed across the country from March 24.
In an emergency press conference, he made the announcement on Monday.
He said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has provided a total of 10 directions to tackle coronavirus crisis. Army deployment in divisional and district towns is one of them.
He also said that the military personnel will be deployed to provide assistance to the divisional and district level administrations. They will take steps to manage coronavirus infected persons with the coordination of district magistrate.
Meanwhile, principal secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Ahmed Kaykaus, Health secretary and others attended the programme.