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Cabinet asks for strictly enforcing social distancing

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Cabinet asks for strictly enforcing social distancing

News Desk:

The cabinet Monday directed the
administration and law-enforcement
agencies to implement the government
directives on social distancing in a
stricter manner to prevent the
spread of coronavirus in the
country.

“Law-enforcement agencies and the
administration have been directed to
take measures for stricter
implementation of the directives to
maintain social distancing. They’ve
also been asked to simultaneously
conduct massive campaign in rural
areas,” said Cabinet Secretary
Khandker Anwarul Islam at a press
briefing after the day's cabinet
meeting.

The weekly cabinet meeting was held
with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in
the chair at her official residence
Ganobhaban. But the Cabinet
Secretary briefed the media at the
Bangladesh Secretariat.

Anwarul said since the coronavirus
situation has worsened to some
extent in the country, it will in no
way be possible to keep the
situation under control without the
wholehearted support from people.

“So, the cabinet has repeatedly
urged people to maintain social
distancing and quarantine. Or else,
it’ll in no way be possible to
control it,” he added.

He said no devotee from distance
should go to mosques to say prayers.
“Imams and Muezzins as well as
several nearby persons are there who
can go to mosques,” he further said.

About readymade garment (RMG)
factories, the cabinet secretary
said a unified action plan would be
taken in this regard following a
meeting presided over by PM’s
Principal Secretary being held at
the Prime Minister’s Office on
Monday afternoon.

Inputs taken from UNB

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