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Govt ready to fight corona: Quader

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:31 PM, 10 March 2020   Updated: 04:59 PM, 10 March 2020

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addressing a press briefing Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital on Tuesday; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addressing a press briefing Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital on Tuesday; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the government is ready to fight Corona. For this, hospitals of the district-upazila including Dhaka have been prepared.  

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to take all necessary precautions and preparations to prevent the virus,” he said at a press conference at the Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital. 

Obaidul Quader said there is nothing to fear about the corona, but there are things to do and they are — be careful, do not throw dirt everywhere, and adhere to hygiene.  

Referring to the opening ceremony of Mujib Borsho has been rearranged to avoid public gatherings, he said, “It was not right to do politics as ‘the foreign guests are coming’. There is no politics in reorganizing the programs of Mujib Borsho.”

The birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be inaugurated on March 17 by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Bangabandhu. Party and National Flag will be hoisted. Special prayers will be offered at all religious worships in the country. Foods will be distributed among the poor and destitute and special events will be broadcasted in all the media of the country. There will be fireworks all over the country at 8:00 pm. Besides, tree plantation and home will be provided to the homeless on behalf of the party during the whole Mujib Borsho, he said. 

Those who are trying to create a crisis of mask and handwash after the detection of corona in the country, the concerned organization of the government has launched drives against those, Obaidul Quader said. “These drives will be further strengthened.”

Awami League presidium members, senior members of the party and others were present in the press conference.

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