This is a crucial month: PM | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:14 AM, April 08, 2020

This is a crucial month: PM

Mentioning that April is a crucial month regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said anybody with symptoms of coronavirus infection must see a doctor and must not hide symptoms.

"Please don't conceal the disease and you may infect others if you hide it and it's not a matter of shame … we've made all kinds of arrangements for the treatment and we've also taken steps for protecting those who will provide treatment to the Covid-19 patients," she said.

She said this while discussing the outbreak with public representatives and officials of the 15 districts of Chattogram and Sylhet divisions via video conference from the Gono Bhaban.

Hasina said the whole world has become stagnant as Covid-19 spread to 202 countries and territories.

"From the beginning, we tried to stem the outbreak of the disease and protect the people from its impact," she said.

"If we see the trend of its spread in the world, it's like mathematics and if we gather the experience of other countries, the country may face massive blow of it in this April and we're getting this symptoms and reports," she said.

She went on to say: "In this situation, we've to remain more cautious and move in such a way so that the people are less affected by its impact."

Hasina exchanged views with ministers, MPs, deputy commissioners, police superintendents, mayors, chairmen, civil surgeons, imams, doctors, nurses and others.

Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam, PM's Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus, Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and PMO Secretary Tofazzel Hossain Mian were present.


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