Covid-19 2nd wave: PM for balancing livelihood and public health | The Daily Star
03:37 PM, April 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:40 PM, April 08, 2021

Covid-19 2nd wave: PM for balancing livelihood and public health

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said activities for livelihood need to be continued, maintaining health rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Lives and livelihoods of people should go on. We can't make people suffer. But it's absolutely essential to follow health rules," she said while addressing the concluding ceremony of the 71st foundation training course for BCS cadre officers.

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The Prime Minister joined the event, held at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar, virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

She urged people of the country to take measures so that everyone follows the health safety rules.

"The coronavirus pandemic has reappeared and now we can see that blow up. Though we've taken some instant measures, maybe we'll have to take tougher steps to save people, and we'll do so," she said referring to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister urged all to keep themselves protected and protect others following health rules, including the use of face masks.

Addressing fresh cadre officers, the PM directed them to pay special attention so that everyone follows health protection rules in their working areas where they are going to join.

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain and Public Administration's Senior Secretary Shaikh Yusuf Harun also spoke on the occasion.

BPATC Rector Rakib Hossain presented the report of the foundation training course. A total of 307 fresh cadre officers, including 89 women, participated in the course conducted at six cetnres in Dhaka, Chattogram, Cumilla and Bogura, and all of them successfully completed the training.

Among them, 31 participants -- 18 male officers and 13 female officers-- received the certificates of excellence in the training course.

The State Minister, on behalf of the Prime Minister, handed over the certificates to the first three participants for their outstanding performances during the training.

The participants from other training centres were virtually connected with the function.

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