PM’s videoconference with officials of 8 districts in Rangpur division tomorrow
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a videoconference with the public representatives and officials of eight districts in Rangpur division tomorrow on the present coronavirus situation of the country. “The videoconference will start at 10 am at the prime minister’s official Ganabhaban residence, and the public representatives and officials of the eight districts of Rangpur division will be connected to it,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said today. The districts are: Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur and Gaibandha.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations will broadcast the videoconference live, the press secretary said. Earlier, Sheikh Hasina exchanged views with the public representatives and officials of 56 districts of Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions in six phases via videoconferences on the current coronavirus situation.
During the videoconferences, the prime minister announced various stimulus packages and steps to offset the COVID-19 fallouts as well as gave different directives to the elected public representatives and officials to contain the deadly disease. The lethal virus till today claimed 177 lives and infected 9,455 people in Bangladesh since the country first reported COVID-19 positive cases on March 8.
Globally, nearly 35 lakh people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus and 244,874 have died in more than 212 countries and territories since the first cases were detected in China in December 2019.