Follow health rules, indefinite lockdown not possible: President

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 20:38, May 14,2021

 
 

Bangladesh president Abdul Hamid on Friday urged everyone to follow the health rules as it was not possible to impose lockdown for the indefinite period to deal with the Covid situation.

He called on the countrymen in a congratulatory message on the occasion of Eid at Bangabhaban.

Terming the collection of vaccines during the global catastrophe as a temporary problem, he said corona vaccination has already begun. The government has taken strong efforts to procure vaccines from different countries of the world with the highest priority.

He also expressed his hope this problem will be solved soon for the timely initiative of the government.

‘Almost thirty lakhs of people around the world have lost their jobs and are living inhumane lives. It is not possible to impose lockdown for an indefinite period to deal with the Corona situation indefinitely. So if we want to make a living, we have to deal with the situation, we have to work to control the corona without panicking,’ he said.

He also said, ‘It is necessary for every citizen of the country to follow the complete hygiene rules, that is, to wear a mask, wash their hands regularly and adhere to social distance. On this joyous day of Eid, I urge everyone to follow the hygiene rules.’

He further said that Eid brings the message of happiness to all irrespective of race, caste and religion.

‘But this year, the whole world stands still for the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside, the life and livelihood of the people of Bangladesh is also facing a difficult challenge. While saving lives is the first priority, the importance of making a living is inevitable too,’ he added.

Saying ‘The government is making every effort to deal with the Corona situation,’ Hamid said the government had already taken various steps to provide medical assistance as well as support to the helpless people. In addition, economic activities are going on with various incentives to continue.

Saying Eid-ul-Fitr is a means of self-purification and self-control, he said ,‘There are many helpless and needy people around us. Everyone should try their best level so that they are not deprived of the joy of Eid.’

Hamid also urged the government as well as various non-governmental organizations, social and cultural organizations and the affluent members of the society to contribute as much as they can to help the indigent and helpless people.

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