Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the economic situation of the country is good now as the coronavirus situation is under control.
"Coronavirus has devastated the world. The economies of those countries where coronavirus has not been controlled are being destroyed. The development of those countries has come to a standstill. But our economic situation is good as the Covid-19 situation is under control here," he said.
The minister was addressing an introductory meeting of the newly elected committee of the Zila Krira Shangstha at Manikganj Shaheed Miraj Tapan Stadium last night.
"The World Food Program (WFP) has projected that about 200 crore people in many countries will face food crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic. By the grace of Allah, we hope there will be no food crisis in Bangladesh," he added.
Local MP Mamtaz Begum, Naimur Rahman Durjoy, Superintendent of Police Rifat Rahman Shamim, District Awami League President Golam Mohiuddin, among others, spoke on the occasion with Deputy Commissioner MM Ferdous in the chair.
Crests and grants were given to eight women athletes of the district who won gold medals in Bangladesh Youth Games and Bangabandhu 36th National Junior Athletics Competition.