Cooperate with Govt to Stop Covid-19 Spread: FM

Photo: Collected from UNB

Photo: Collected from UNB

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today urged people to join hands with the government saying that joint efforts can help to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

He made the call while briefing reporters at state guesthouse Padma after a meeting. 

The minister also informed that leaves of officials at the Health Ministry, Foreign Ministry and field-level officials have been cancelled considering the situation.

Dr Momen said testing kits and medical logistics remain ready in China which will be brought any time by a chartered flight. Private companies are also willing to bring similarly.

This Chinese Emergency Humanitarian Aid Project includes coronavirus test kits for 10,000 people, 15,000 surgical N95 respirators (medical N95 mask), 10,000 medicalprotective clothing and 1000 infrared thermometers, according to Chinese Embassy in Dhaka.

Besides, Bangladesh will not allow passengers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and India until March 31 to stop spread of imported virus, he added. 

Flights from these 10 countries will not be allowed to land in Bangladesh. 

Earlier, flights from European countries, except the UK, were halted. 

The Foreign Minister urged the Bangladesh expatriates abroad to be serious about the issue.

Source: UNB

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