State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said action plan for preventing novel corona virus must be prepared and implemented coordinating live and livelihood policy introduced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“We have to implement action plan for subduing the novel corona virus by integrating live-livelihood of the people as per instructions given by the Prime Minister,” he said at the district committee’s virtual meeting on latest COVID-19 situation here last night.The meeting has taken decision to impose weeklong strict lockdown in Natore Municipality and Singra Municipality areas from tomorrow in apprehension of risk of spreading corona virus’s Indian variant at the Indian bordering district.
Palak, however, told the meeting that further extension and non-renewal of lockdown depends on overall corona situation in the district.
Chaired by Deputy Commissioner of Natore M Shah Riaz, district Awami League (AL) president Professor Abdul Quddus MP, general secretary M Shafiqul Islam Shimul MP, M Shahidul Islam Bakul MP, Municipalities Mayors and other district and upazila officials attended the online meeting.
Regarding Prime Minister’s steps on corona virus prevention, the state minister said, “The policy introduced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for preventing the COVID-19 has already been appreciated throughout the world.”
But the recent corona virus spread due to the Indian variant has made the situation risky, he said adding that now infection is quickly spreading.
Even the children are also being infected with this virus variant, he said. “So, we have to implement action plan to this end,” the state minister told.
Assuring people of providing food assistance by the government, Palak said food aid is available for the people and anyone can get this after making a phone at 333 national call centre.