by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people not to endanger the life of their family members travelling to villagers in crowded transports amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus.
Thousands of people in their desperate move are living the cities to their home villages to celebrate the Muslims’ Eid-al-Fitr festival despite the government off-limit plying of transports to slow the spread of the virus.
The virus has killed more than 11,000 people in Bangladesh.
Earlier the Prime Minister requested people not to travel and celebrate the festival this year at their places of stay.
But she renewed her call Sunday while handing plot allotment letters to a group of land owners hampered by Purbachol Twon project of saying such desperation would only intensify the risk of being contacted the virus further.
“You may come in contact with the coronavirus on ferry or in vehicle on your way as you don’t know who is infected with the virus and you bring it to your family, father-mother, grandfather-grandmother, brother-sister and others. You can infect them and put their lives in risk,” she said.
Hasina called upon the people to take precautionary measures to be protected from the virus variant found in a neighbouring country that infects rapidly and caused deaths frequently.
“What else damage” will take place if one Eid is not celebrated being at home, she said calling upon the people to stay at the places where they are right now.
Hasina said a new virus variant has come which is more harmful and fatal and urged all to wear masks and be careful about it to keep all protected.
“Many people are dying in our neighbouring country. It is quite natural that whatever happens to our neighbour, it may have the impact to our country. So, we have to be protected well before and we have to move that way.”