Worst-hit areas by Covid-19 will go into lockdown: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that the government would put the worst affected areas under lockdown to contain further spread of Covid-19.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also leader of the House, said her government will take effective measures to keep the wheels of economy running so that no one dies of starvation.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Leader of the House told the parliament: “We have decided to bring worst-hit areas by coronavirus under lockdown aimed at checking its further spread.”

Besides, the premier said, “We couldn’t allow death of people in starvation due to the panic…We have to take measures as their lives and livelihoods can continue.”

Mentioning that the deaths and infections by COVID-19 have come to an end after a stage in the developed and western countries including the USA, the premier said its wave has now reached the South Asia.

The attack of coronavirus came in such a time when the country was progressing rapidly, she said.

She was paying glowing tributes to deceased lawmaker Mohammed Nasim and State Minister for Religious Affairs Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah in a discussion on the obituary references at the death of two Awami League’s veteran leaders.

Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League, said, “This is a war (for us). In such a time, we have lost two veterans (Mohammed Nasim and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah) of the party who played significant roles in each of the democratic movements and struggles. It is a matter of sorrow to loss them.”