News Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the people not to worry about the Covid-19 and to be prepared to face any situation that may occur in the wake of the virus outbreak.
She also said that it was necessary to ensure supply of food to the day-labourers and working class people during the crisis period.
“I’ll tell all that they shouldn’t worry, rather they’ll have to remain prepared for tackling any situation that may rise due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina added, “We’ve to take measures in such a way that we can protect every person of the country [from the deadly disease].”
The prime minister said this while receiving donation for her relief and welfare fund from various government and private organisations through a videoconference from her official residence the Gonobhaban.
She said, “The Bangalee nation was never defeated [in past] and will also not be beaten [in future]. We’ll have to move with such self-confidence.
“We’re a victorious nation and we believe that we’ve the courage and strength to face any disaster.”
The premier mentioned that the day-labourers, working class and lower middle income people were passing days in hardship as their sources of income have almost stopped due to outbreak of the disease.
She said that the government sent food grains to the deputy commissioners (DCs) through the Ministry of Relief and Disaster to distribute those among the poor and distressed people.
“We’re taking measures to provide foods and hand washing soaps for the people up to the union level … the VGF and VGD programmes and other financial assistance that we provide to them will also continue,” she said.