Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her call to all to follow the health codes and instructions properly to contain the novel coronavirus.
“I would like to urge the people of all walks of life, including elected public representatives and party leaders and workers, to obey the directives on health consciousness that are being given time and again in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina continued: “Please everybody follow the (health) guidelines. If you do it you can keep protected yourselves and similarly (can keep protected) others and life of anybody will not be put at risk.”
“For your little mistake, you may be infected by the virus and you can also transmit the disease to others. So remain careful so that it doesn’t happen,” she added.
The prime minister made the remarks while taking part in the discussion on obituary reference and delivering her valedictory speech in the seventh session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad.
The Leader of the House said: “We’re repeatedly requesting the people to stay at home so that the virus cannot spread further and we’re gathering information every moment from every place.”
The prime minister said the members of the law enforcement agencies are also working hard round the clock in this regard.
“But we don’t know that why the people don’t want to maintain … we see that (violating the directives) they’re roaming and gossiping here and there,” she said.
The premier said the people of the country have become more courageous. “It’s seen that breaking the lockdown, they along with their wives visit the father-in-law’s house and travel to other places later,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has undertaken various plans and measures to keep up the pace of the country’s economy and so that the country does not experience any famine.
“We’ve taken various steps and plans to keep the country’s economy dynamic in the next three years and the country doesn’t fall into famine,” she said.
In this connection, the prime minister urged the people not to worry and tackle the situation with courage instead.
“(It’s natural) cyclone and disasters will come. But there is nothing to worry and be frustrated. It’ll have to be faced with courage from respective position of everybody and we’ll have that preparation,” she said.