Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:57:02 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Next three weeks will be crucial to contain coronavirus

By
22nd-May-2020       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Reza Mahmud :
Public health experts warned that the next three weeks will be very crucial over coronavirus spreading due to people's movement during Eid-ul-Fitre.
Public health experts as well religious institutions also asked worshipers to perform Eid prayer at home for the sake of containing the spread of the virus.
"Next three weeks from Thursday (April 21) will be crucial for the country to contain the spread of coronavirus as the people are desperately trying to leave Dhaka to observe Eid-ul-Fitre in village homes," Professor Nazrul Islam of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, also member of the 'National Technical Advisory Committee' formed to advise the government how to restrain coronavirus spreading, told The New Nation.
The expert said, if police failed to stop people's movement before and after Eid, the contamination will spread seriously across the country which may cause a massive turn of the virus. The whole country will be fallen in a serious risk.
"Till now, it is Dhaka which is in serious condition, but if we failed to follow strict lockdown during Eid-ul-Fitre, the whole country may observe the same dire situation because the contamination will spread everywhere. It will be totally unbearable," he warned.
"As per the data of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the contamination of the virus is increasing seriously," Professor Nazrul Islam said.
He said, "On Wednesday, the data showed that 10,207 samples were tested across the country of which 1,617 persons were found infected which were the highest single-day infections. Percentage wise, it was 15.84 percent of infections. Day after on Thursday, the DGHS said, 10,262 samples were tested 
when 1,773 new cases of coronavirus infections were found which was 17. 27 percent of infections. It shows the infections have increased nearly two percent in one day. It is alarming."
The Professor said, people from Dhaka and Chattogram city are leaving for their village homes in different districts through various ways.
It is shown by government data that maximum infections of coronavirus were found in Dhaka city, which is about 55 to 56 percent from the total infections.
In Dhaka division, the infection rate is about 85 percent. Narayangonj, Savar, Gazipur and Narsingdi are the red zone of the Covid-19 as there are huge number of infection detected.  The government is giving nearly all of its concentration to Dhaka city and Dhaka division to contain the spread of the virus.
But if the serious influx occurred towards villages from Dhaka during this Eid, the contamination will spread massively across the country. Then the government's capability to fight against the virus will be divided and weaker then this time, he warned.
The public health expert urged all to stay at homes and observe the holy Eid indoor to save the nation as well every ones own.
The government reopened garment industries showing the people's financial needs, to restore human livelihoods. But there is no connection of livelihoods to go home to observe Eid.
"Eid going is just affection and tradition and we must have to control such fondness for the sake of protection of lives of the people," Professor Nazrul Islam said.
When contacted, Professor Dr. ABM Abdullah, Prime Minister's Personal Physician, told The New Nation, "The Muslims should offer their Eid prayer at homes to avoid religious gathering in this situation of hazardous coronavirus outbreak."
He said that people of all religions should stay homes strictly.  The Muslims should offer their regular prayers also at homes.  Similarly, the Hindus, the Buddhists and the Christians should avoid their worshipping centres during these days of emergency, Professor Dr. ABM Abdullah said.
The experts asked the law enforcers to follow zero tolerance strictly refraining people to leave Dhaka and other cities and from coming there after Eid, attentively.  Besides, Darul Uloom Deoband, the most influential Islamic religious educational institutes in neighboring India also urged the Muslims to observe their Eid prayer at homes during this time of coronavirus outbreak.
The Darul Uloom Deoband also is influential among the Muslims of Bangladesh as well.

Orion
Orion
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Private teachers` suffering should be paid heed to


With no salaries, the majority of teachers at private schools, colleges, and universities suffer in silence before Eid. This socially respected group cannot ask for help to the government or NGOs, not can stand in front of OMS or TCB truck for buying staples and kitchen essentials at a subsidised ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at a meeting of the National Disaster Management Council from her official residence Ganabhaban through video-conference on Wednesday to review the preparations to face cyclone Amphan.


Sports »

Williams sisters stretch it out with yoga treat for fans


Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever".Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports-owners ...

Sports »

Papon trashes resumption of cricket in near future


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday dismissed outright any idea of cricket's resumption or touring Sri Lanka in near future, arguing that the country's current situation doesn't let them to discuss this issue as of now."There is no discussion in this regard [when the cricket will ...

Editorial »

Avoid power trap from unused overcapacity in power sector


Study report by a US based energy consultant firm said as reported by a Dhaka based national daily on Tuesday that the government plan to add more power generation capacity by installing big coal- and LNG-fired power plant will create substantial overcapacity in power sector soon much beyond what we ...

City »

Bangladeshi Envoy to Maldives Rear Admiral Nazmul Hasan handing over medicine and medical safety equipment for Bangladeshi physicians and health workers living in Maldives at a ceremony held on Tuesday on behalf of Bangladesh Navy with a view to tackling coronavirus.


.

Sports »

Kohli says father refused to bribe way into team


AFP, New Delhi :India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team when he was a teenager.The world's top ranked one-day batsman did not identify who had demanded the bribe but said he was rejected ...

Business & Economy »

Saidur Rahman, Superintendent of Police of Gopalgonj District on behalf of NRB Bank Ltd, distributing essential foods among under privileged and ultra-poor people at the bank's Gonapara Branch premises on Tuesday. Gopalgonj Sador Upazila Mayor Kazi Liakot Ali, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Shahidul Islam and the bank's Head of Gonapara Branch Arifuzzaman, among others, were present.


.

Back Page »

RMG workers block road at Mansurabad in Chattogram on Monday, demanding full payment of their arrears.


City »

Chairman of Bangladesh Kindergarten Development Association Rafiqul Islam speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Monday demanding financial stimulus from the Prime Minister during corona pandemic.


.

Editorial »

PM`s cash aid to ultra poor should have public transparency


An amendment to the list of poor people for getting cash aid from the government through mobile financial services is going on, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman has said, as per a local daily report. On May 14, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the ...

Sports »

Senior players give Mominul courage to take Test captaincy


BSS, Dhaka :Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque admitted that he got the courage to take the captaincy of the longer version format due to the presence of senior players in the team.During a session with 'Tamim Iqbal's Live Show', Mominul said the presence of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah ...

Editorial »

Malaysia can`t be so cruel to migrant workers to send them back when we are grappling with coronavirus


The Malaysian authorities have arrested over 400 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in separate crackdowns launched since the beginning of this month as reported by Malaysia-based rights activists. They are among other foreign nationals, arrested from various locations the report said and added that police would launch further crackdown on undocumented ...

City »

Bangladesh Hawkers Sangram Parishad staged a sit-in with empty plates in front of Nagar Bhaban of DSCC on Saturday demanding financial assistance.


.

City »

Garments-Sramik Trade Union Kendra organised a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Friday demanding health security and payment of arrears for the workers and the employees.


.

 
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
Email:
Write a comment to this news