Amid a spike in coronavirus transmission, the government has asked field-level administrations to conduct mobile court operations and awareness campaigns on wearing masks.
The instruction came at a regular virtual weekly cabinet meeting today with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
"We have held talks about measures to check coronavirus spread at the regular weekly cabinet…," said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam in a press briefing held at Bangladesh Secretariat after the meeting.
He added that they have asked the field-level administrations to take appropriate measures for enforcement of the law and conduct massive awareness campaign among the people to encourage them to follow the health guidelines, particularly on wearing masks.
The cabinet secretary said nowadays it is seen that awareness on wearing masks has decreased.
"We have to make people more aware. So we have asked the field administrations to visit the spots physically and make people aware through using mikes and using billboards," Anwarul said.
Mobile court operations could be done in some cases and the media should cover the drives properly to help making people aware, he said.
"If the people come to know that some people have been punished through mobile courts in buses, markets and other places for not wearing masks, they will become more aware," he said.