Villages still at high risk | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 01, 2020

Villages still at high risk

While we are observing on the news and social media how the law enforcement agencies across the nation are monitoring the streets and asking people to stay indoors, it is indeed shocking that many villages, including mine, are least aware about the pandemic. With total disregard for social distancing, the residents, many of whom have returned from the capital and abroad, are spending time as if they are on vacation here. And I have received similar updates from my peers in their villages as well. Nobody seems to be abiding by the rules set out by IEDCR and the government, and when I try to explain the seriousness of the situation to the villagers, they pay no heed. It is shameful that they are behaving in this manner. I am extremely worried about the risky situation here and elsewhere. I believe only with strict military intervention can this be managed. I urge the authorities to pay attention to such vulnerable villages and help curb the carelessness that prevails.

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