Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:30:02 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Talkative ministers and the harsh reality

  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

THE carelessness of the returnees from abroad over following self-quarantine rules is putting their family members and relatives at risk of contracting Coronavirus. As many as 24 people got infected with Covid-19 and two patients died in the country since March 7. So far, 44 people have been placed in institutional quarantine and 30 in isolation at hospitals. Ironically, the local administrations across the country haven't traced the expatriates who have returned home recently. For instance, about 10,303 people have returned to Barishal division from abroad this month so far. Of them, only 764 were traced by the health department and forced into self-quarantine. The authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have now started stamping quarantine information on the inbound passengers. The seal with unerasable ink bears the date until when they will have to be in home quarantine. The DGHS has issued letters to its divisional directors, district civil surgeons and upazila health and family planning officers, directing them to take legal actions through operating mobile courts to monitor self-quarantine and tackle the spread of coronavirus.
Under the Infectious Disease (prevention, control and elimination) Act, 2018, they can hand out punishments of six-month imprisonment or a fine of Tk 1 lakh or both to those concealing information about any infectious disease. Besides, if anyone refuses to follow instructions or obstruct officials from carrying out their duties, the offenders can be sentenced to imprisonment for more than three months or fined Tk 50,000 or handed both the punishments. But what's  a matter of sorrow is that -- when the first world leaders despite their high-end healthcare facilities are stumbling and taking preparations to tackle the pandemic, our mindless ministers including those of the foreign, finance, road transport, health, and shipping ministeries have started flattering Sheikh Hasina for their own benefit. When the physicians are at the forefront of great risk due to shortage of protective gears and hospital facilities, the government is propagating its high preparedness in the name of facing the calamity. It's nothing but a big lie.
The people are really living in fear sensing an upcoming pandemic when the government without taking minimum preparation is expressing satisfaction just to cool down the people.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Major anomaly in fund spending

THE government on Thursday cut the size of the Annual Development Programme of the current fiscal year by Tk 9,800 crore. The entire cut is in the aid from multilateral donors for the implementation of the ADP. The contribution of the local resources has been retained at Tk 1,30,927 crore ...

Football »

Home comforts no excuse for slacking off, says Man City's Laporte

French defender Aymeric Laporte has urged his Manchester City teammates to keep up their home training routines during their self-isolation-but admits he cannot stop thinking about the club's possible exclusion from the Champions League.The 25-year-old is presently recovering from a hamstring problem, the latest in a litany of injuries that ...

Business & Economy »

Nilufer Zafarullah, Chairperson of Midland Bank Limited (MDB), inaugurating Mujib Corner at the bank's Head Office premises on Wednesday. Rezaul Karim, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Omar Zafar, Director and Mohammad Masoom, Managing Director (Current Charge), among others, were present.

Entertainment »

Anny Khan`s two Eid serials

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular face of the small screen Anny Khan has completed shooting of two serials on the occasion of coming Eid-ul-Fitr. These serials are: Jamai Hote Sabdhan, directed by Mahmudul Hasan, and Faisa Gechhe Baap Beta,  directed by Sohel Talukder. Each of the serial is seven episodes. Where ...

International »

Saudi King warns of ‘difficult’ coronavirus fight

AFP, Riyadh :Saudi Arabia's King Salman warned Thursday of a "more difficult" fight ahead against the new coronavirus, as the kingdom faces the double blow of virus-led shutdowns and crashing oil prices."We are going through a difficult stage," the king said in the first televised speech by a Gulf leader ...

City »

Devotees offering munajat at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the city on Friday with a view to preventing coronavirus.

Editorial »

Ministers have no idea what measures could be taken to check spread of virus

ROAD Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday that lockdown may be enforced to prevent further spread of coronavirus. In the first place he is not the Health Minister to be familiar with the problem. Even if the Health Minister is failed, it proves that the government does ...

City »

Jatiyatabadi Projanmo Dal formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday before distributing masks among the passers-by to prevent coronavirus.

Cricket »

Anderson fears virus could wreck English season as Windies offer to stage series

England fast bowler James Anderson fears the global coronavirus pandemic could see the domestic and international cricket season abandoned completely.The England and Wales Cricket Board are due to meet with the 18 first-class counties on Thursday, possibly by teleconference, in a bid to see whether the existing structure for the ...

International »

Merkel calls coronavirus 'biggest challenge since WW2'

AFP, Berlin :Germany is facing its biggest challenge "since the Second World War" in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a television address urging citizens to heed sweeping confinement measures.In a dramatic appeal, Merkel urged everyone to play a part in slowing down a virus ...

International »

Trump calls himself ‘wartime President’ as he battles virus

AP, Washington  :Describing himself as a "wartime president" fighting an invisible enemy, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also signed an aid package - which the Senate approved earlier Wednesday - that will guarantee sick leave to workers ...

Business & Economy »

Tariqul joins in SBAC Bank as acting MD

Business Desk :Tariqul Islam Chowdhury, Additional Managing Director, has become the acting Managing Director and CEO of South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited. He took the charge as acting Managing Director of the bank from Thursday and will serve until further direction as per the decision taken at ...

Entertainment »

Self-isolation for Mimi Chakraborty

Mimi Chakraborty was in London along with Jeet, Biswanath Basu, Abhishek Chatterjee, and others to shoot for Baazi. After the Coronavirus scare and the directive that all Indians need to return and shoots canceled till March 30, the team came back from London on Wednesday morning via Dubai. After landing, ...

Entertainment »

Disha Patani raises anticipation for any film she does

Disha Patani, who played a splendid role and brought the hottest avatar in Malang is all ready for this year with her stellar line-up of films with Ktina, Ek Villain 2 and Radhe in the pipeline. The actress played a strikingly powerful part in her recent release Malang where she ...

Editorial »

People are in dark, so they're panicked

THE government yesterday urged the people for not going into panic buying as the country had adequate supply and stocks of essential commodities. "We have stocks of essential commodities up by 25 per cent to 30 per cent now compared with that of the same period of last year," Commerce ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news