Virus transmission quite under control, says Quader

Obaidul Quader
Obaidul Quader

Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said it has been his party’s tradition to stand beside the people with humanitarian assistance during their miseries.

“AL leaders and workers are continuing their supports to people during coronavirus crisis, cyclone Amphan and the current flood situation. We always stand by people in every disaster and crisis period of the country like we have role in its every achievement,” he said.

Quader, also minister for road transport and bridges, said this joining a function through videoconferencing from his official residence to hand over coronavirus (COVID-19) protective equipment and dry foods for flood victims for distribution under the initiative of the AL relief and social welfare sub-committee at the party president’s Dhanmondi political office.

Describing the role of AL in some recent crisis periods, Quader said the leaders and workers of the party and associate and like-minded bodies provided foods, money, healthcare facilities and safety equipment in the cyclone Amphan-hit areas.

Mentioning that the country’s one-third low-lying areas have been inundated by the flood, the AL general secretary said the party leaders and workers have been extending supports to the victims by providing relief goods, other necessaries and even reaching cooked foods to the marooned people in remote areas.

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The minister said though the viral transmission is quite under control compared to other countries.

Thus the Awami League, a political party having long history and heritage, has turned into a place of trust and aspiration to the people and it will make its all-out efforts in the days to come to keep its glorious tradition, he added.

The minister said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been constantly monitoring the COVID-19 and flood situations and giving directives since the outset as the government is making its all-out strides to contain the spread of the deadly virus and provide necessary healthcare to safeguard the people.

Quader said the drive against irregularities and corruption has already been begun in the health sector and the lack of coordination has reduced which further strengthened the people’s trust in the Awami League government because of its recent steps.

The minister said though the viral transmission is quite under control compared to other countries because of the government’s restless efforts, humanitarian leadership and efficiency, there is no scope to have complacence as the situation can deteriorate at any moment.