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PM orders engaging public reps in corona combat

PM orders engaging public reps in corona combat

News Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina now directed engaging local public representatives in the combat

against the pandemic coronavirus to

effectively control the disease.



The viral health hazard has yet to come under control as infections mark a little fall but then again a sharp rise over recent times, thus

keeping both the curves of cases and casualties progressively up. On

Saturday, the daily deaths from the lethal virus again peaked to 28 but infections dropped from the peak at

2523 on Friday to 1764 the day after. Friday deaths were 23, while the figure was 28 on May 24.



The Prime Minister, who overseas the

anti-corona medical and crisis-time

relief and economic recovery

operations and has arranged overall

reopening from Sunday on a trial

basis, also gave different other

directives to stem the spread of

coronavirus as well as provide

proper healthcare services to the

patients.



Her directions came during a meeting

of the National Technical Advisory

Committee on the pandemic, held

Saturday for a review of the latest

situation and planning further

actions.



"The prime minister issued the

instructions while addressing a

meeting of the National Technical

Advisory Committee formed to prevent

the spread of the COVID-19 in the

country,” PM’s Press Secretary,

Ihsanul Karim, told journalists

after the meeting.



He said the three-hour meeting, held

at Ganabhaban, the official

residence of the prime minister,

discussed different measures taken

by the committee to check the spread

of the deadly virus and provide

healthcare services to the infected

people, PM's press secretary,

Ihsanul Karim, told the media after

the meeting.



Committee president Prof Dr Mohammad

Shahidullah, PM's Principal

Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, PMO

Secretary Tofazzal Hossain Miah,

PM's Private Physician Prof Dr ABM

Abdullah, Health Services Secretary

Ashadul Islam and other members of

the committee were present at the

meeting.



On April 19, the government formed

the 17-member National Technical

Advisory Committee with a view to

containing the spread of COVID-19

global epidemic in the country.



Inputs taken from agencies

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