Implement govt directives to check coronavirus spread: PM

The Cabinet on Monday directed the administration and law enforcement agencies to implement the government directives on social distancing in a stricter manner to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

“Law enforcement agencies and the administration have been directed to take measures for stricter implementation of the directives to maintain social distancing. They’ve also been asked to simultaneously conduct massive campaign in rural areas,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam at a press briefing after the Cabinet meeting.

The weekly Cabinet meeting was held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her official residence Ganobhaban. But the Cabinet Secretary briefed the media at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

Anwarul said since the coronavirus situation has worsened to some extent in the country, it will in no way be possible to keep the situation under control without the wholehearted support from people. “So, the Cabinet has repeatedly urged people to maintain social distancing and quarantine. Or else, it’ll in no way be possible to control it,” he added.

He said no devotee from distance should go to mosques to say prayers. “Imams and Moazzins as well as several nearby persons are there who can go to mosques,” he further said.

About readymade garment (RMG) factories, the Cabinet secretary said a unified action plan would be taken in this regard following a meeting presided over by PM’s Principal Secretary being held at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday afternoon.

source: UNB