Terming COVID-19 the ‘angel of death’, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday alleged that the government had invited the disease through reopening offices and allowing public transports instead of extending public holidays.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the allegation in a virtual press conference from the party central office at capital’s Naya Paltan on Friday, a day after the government decided to reopen offices and public transports on a limited scale from May 31.
He alleged that the government was not disclosing the actual figure of infection and death while it had exposed the people to be infected on a massive scale by not extending public holidays.
Rizvi alleged that the government took such an anti-people decision as it was not elected one.
‘The government should ensure COVID-19 tests at district and upazila levels at this stage of coronavirus spread. But the government, without doing it, had decided to reopen offices and public transports only to let the countrymen to embrace death,’ he said.
‘When lockdown, isolation and staying at home were urgent to save people’s lives, the government opened all the doors and windows to invite COVID-19, the angel of death. The government wants people to work without giving importance on their lives,’ he added.
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