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12:00 AM, May 10, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:46 AM, May 10, 2021

Be careful, Indian variant is deadlier: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday warned people of the danger of the Indian coronavirus variant and urged all to remain conscious in maintaining health guidelines properly.

"Indian variant of Covid-19 has been found in Bangladesh. Our little bit of negligence may cause danger. Under the circumstances, we all should remain careful," he said while addressing a discussion and relief distribution ceremony.

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From his official residence, Quader virtually joined the discussion titled "Mujib Barsho and what to do in facing deadly Covid-19 crisis" arranged by Bangabandhu Diploma Engineers Council.

Mentioning that neighbouring India is now struggling to battle a vicious wave of Covid-19, he said though India is famous for oxygen production, the country is now in acute oxygen crisis and people's sufferings know no bounds.

Even footpaths in India have turned into crematorium while the experts warned that third wave of the Covid-19 is likely to hit India, he said, adding that Bangladesh is getting danger messages from India.

The minister said under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the people of Bangladesh successfully faced different natural and man-made disasters in the past.

"We will have to build forts of caution at our houses to save ourselves from the pandemic," he said.

Quader urged all to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr at home to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 variant.

Bangabandhu Diploma Engineers Council (BDEC) President and valiant freedom fighter Md Khabir Hossain chaired the function while Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Whip and AL Organizing Secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan; Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) President AKMA Hamid; its General Secretary Md Shamsur Rahman and BDEC General Secretary and valiant freedom fighter AKM Abdul Motaleb addressed the event among others.

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