The coronavirus situation in the country is still under control, says Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
“Apart from our existing healthcare facilities, we are receiving assistance from our friendly countries. Our neighbouring India and China have already stood by the people of Bangladesh,” he said during a media call on Friday (Mar 27), reports BSS.
He claimed that the government has already taken the best possible preparation to protect the people from the deadly virus and the prime minister has been working relentlessly and monitoring the situation to protect everyone in the country.
He added that the medical equipments, required for treating the Covid-19 patients, have reached Dhaka and more equipments will reach from China soon.
“Do not get panicked. Keep patience and play a responsible role being imbued with patriotism to prevent the deadly virus together,” he said.
The minister urged the rich and wealthy people to stand by the poor and the destitute during coronavirus crisis.
He said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already introduced incentive packages to minimise the sufferings of the poor people through the local administrations and assured them of continuing her supports.
Calling upon the local government representatives and AL leaders and activists to sand by the people in this hard time, he said millions of people are now in “home isolation” across the world in the fear of the deadly coronavirus.
Quader said all the countries of the world, whether rich or poor, have been seeking cooperation from one another to cope with the pandemic.
Observing that the human civilisation is in a crisis now, he said the whole world is afraid of coronavirus while many people have been dying of the virus every day.
Calling on the people to not pay heed to any rumour over the coronavirus, Quader requested them to follow the government’s instructions published in mass media, including televisions, radios and newspapers, to get accurate information on coronavirus.
“If necessary, contact the authorities concerned through hotlines and help the administration detect the rumour creators,” he said.
Quader directed the local public representatives and the AL leaders and workers to cooperate with the local administrations and army personnel in implementing the government’s coronavirus prevention programmes.