DHAKA, Local Government, Rural Development and
Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam today said as per the directives of the
government, public representatives of the local government are working to
check the spread of coronavirus.
“The Health Ministry is taking the lead in tackling coronavirus. The other
ministries are working concertedly,” he said.
The LGRD minister was talking to reporters after a meeting on ‘preparing a
work plan to ease the city’s water logging’ held at the Secretariat here.
He said the local public representatives have already been instructed to
keep the returnees from abroad isolated and they are working as per the
About his ministry’s steps to tackle coronavirus, Tajul said the chairmen
and members of Union Parishads and Upazila Parishads, and mayors and
councilors of city corporations and municipalities were instructed to keep
the returnees from abroad isolated.
He said the local public representatives are working to this end in
coordination with the local administrations.
“The government is working in this regard. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is
giving instructions round-the-clock. There is no reason to be panicked,” the
LGRD minister said.
About the government’s preparation to prevent dengue outbreak in the
upcoming monsoon, he said his ministry is working from its position and two
Dhaka city corporations are also working to avoid such unexpected dengue
situation that broke out in Dhaka last year.
Tajul said the two Dhaka city corporations have enough storage of mosquito
killing medicines and they will strengthen their programmes to kill mosquito.
He said the cleanliness works of the capital’s 26 canals out of 50 have
already been completed, while initiatives were taken to clean up the
remaining 24 canals.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)