Public representatives working to prevent spread of coronavirus: Tajul

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)