Cattle markets: UNDP, Bangladesh Scouts launch mask distribution, awareness progs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Bangladesh Scouts have teamed up to launch a Covid-19 awareness campaign at the major cattle markets in the country.

Under the campaign, Rover Scouts dressed in PPE will distribute masks among the buyers flocking to markets, with Eid-ul-Azha just around the corner.

The two-day campaign is being carried out targeting the crunch time starting Monday.

The campaign will be carried out at Gabtoli, Aftabnagar and Dhupkhola cattle markets in Dhaka and two major markets of every division.

Booths will also be set up at the markets from where Covid-19 precautionary messaging will be broadcast using loud hailers.

“The government has lifted the lockdown so people can celebrate the festival.” Bangladesh Scouts President Md Abul Kalam Azad said. “However, the pandemic is hard to fight if people are not careful about their safety.”

Echoing him, UNDP Resident Representative Sudipto Mukerjee said, “Only wearing masks properly, maintaining sufficient physical distance and practising frequent hand sanitisation, and all of that done together will help us enjoy Eid responsibly while keeping ourselves and everyone else safe. We certainly owe this to ourselves and everyone else.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh