The cabinet today directed administration and law enforcement agencies to implement government directives on social distancing in a stricter manner to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
"Law enforcement agencies and the administration have been directed to take measures for stricter implementation of the directives to maintain social distancing. They've been asked to simultaneously conduct massive campaign in rural areas," Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam at a press briefing after the cabinet meeting.
The weekly cabinet meeting was held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her official residence Gono Bhaban. The cabinet secretary, however, briefed media at the Bangladesh Secretariat.
Since the coronavirus situation has worsened to some extent in the country, it will in no way be possible to keep the situation under control without wholehearted support from people, Anwarul said.
"So, the cabinet is repeatedly urging people to maintain social distancing and quarantine measures (if needed). Or else, it'll in no way be possible to control it," he added.