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06:13 PM, June 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:23 PM, June 17, 2020

Combating Covid-19: PM issues directives

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting today discussed the Covid-19 situation in the country and issued directives to contain the pandemic.

The meeting was held at PM's official residence Gono Bhaban.

At the meeting, Sheikh Hasina discussed the steps taken so far to contain coronavirus, plan to procure medical equipment and future steps to face the fallout.

"The Prime Minister gave various directives in this regard," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB.

Cabinet Secretary  Khandker Anwarul Islam, PM's Principal  Secretary  Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, PMO Secretary  Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, PM's personal  physician Prof Dr ABM Abdullah, Director  General  of the Directorate  General  of Health  Services  Prof Dr Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad and Director  of Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) of the Directorate General of Health Services Abu Hena Morshed Zaman were present at the meeting.

On May 30, the Prime Minister, while holding a meeting with the National Technical Advisory Committee -- formed to fight Covid-19 in the country -- directed the authorities concerned to engage local public representatives in a greater way in containing the novel coronavirus in the country.

On April 19, the government formed the 17-member National Technical Advisory Committee with a view to containing the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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