Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Awareness among people planned to deal with second wave of Covid-19

Published 9:48 pm | September 22, 2020

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Online Desk : The government has taken initiatives to create an extensive awareness among people about the possible second wave of coronavirus pandemic in the country, said Cabinet Division Secretary Khondker Anwarul Islam on Tuesday.

Besides, he said the Cabinet Division has issued directives to all the ministries to devise work plans to deal with the next wave of coronavirus infection.

The ministries have also been asked to send their work plans to the Cabinet Division within the next 15 days.

The Cabinet Division Secretary said the directives were given at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka on Tuesday, said Khondker Anwarul Islam.

Chaired by Cabinet Division Secretary Khondker Anwarul Islam, the meeting was attended by the secretaries of all the ministries and divisions.

The Cabinet Secretary said the government has abandoned the idea of lockdown throughout the country to deal with the second wave of coronavirus infection, because the country’s economy would be affected by lockdown.

“The government has abandoned the idea of lockdown to keep the country’s economy active. Preparations are being taken to face the second wave of coronavirus infection keeping the economy active,” he said.

Khondker Anwarul Islam also said decision to open the educational institutions will be taken reviewing the existing situation.

It was told at the meeting that Covid-19 infection might emerge again with the arrival of winter during October-November. It would be the second wave of Covid-19 infection. The Prime Minister has also given directives to take necessary measures to deal with the second wave of coronavirus infection. In order to implement the Prime Minister’s directives, preparations were being taken ahead of the second wave. So, the ministries would prepare their own work plans and inform the Cabinet Division about it. The Cabinet Division would make a final plan coordinating all the work plans.

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