Quader terms BNP’s questions over corona situation ridiculous

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:24, Mar 13, 2020 | Updated : 19:09, Mar 13, 2020

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. SAZZAD HOSSAIN/File PhotoAwami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader called BNP’s questions over the government’s efforts to tackle the corona situation as ridiculous.
“BNP is out to hatch a conspiracy to grab state power to loot the country’s asset. They wanted to halt the Mujib Year. And now they are criticizing over the corona situation,” he told a media call at AL president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka on Friday (Mar 13), reports BSS.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has been taking steps to raise public awareness about coronavirus due to COVID-19 spread worldwide.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the health ministry has taken all-out preparation to this end as screening has been strengthened at air, land, and seaports.
He said three persons including two Italy returnees were detected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and now they are doing well.
The deadly coronavirus has spread over 100 countries in the world but Bangladesh is now relatively safe in this regard, he added.
Quader said Awami League leaders and workers have been distributing cautionary leaflets in the prevention of COVID-19 across the country.
He said the spread of coronavirus is a global concern, so the people will have to remain alert without being frightened.