The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday suspended its political and social programmes considering worsening COVID-19 situation in the country.
BNP leaders said that the decision was made at an online meeting of the party’s standing committee presided over by its acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
After the meeting, BNP’s acting office secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince in a press statement said that the party had decided to keep its outdoor activities and avoid mass gathering considering the safety and security of the people and the leaders and activists of the party.
The party asked its leaders and activists to maintain communications among themselves and with the party using mobile, social media and apps.
It also requested them to follow health guidelines, use hand sanitisers and to maintain physical distance to protect them from COVID-19 infections.
The party on March 24 postponed its golden jubilee of independence programmes until to March 30.
Standing committee members Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Jamir Uddin Sirker, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Mayeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and Iqebal Hasan Mahmud Tuku attended the meeting.
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