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12:00 AM, April 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 06, 2020

Don’t ignore safety measures

It was shocking to see workers of garment factories returning to Dhaka from various places in the country to resume work, despite an ongoing "lockdown". Many were seen walking for miles, in close proximity, while many more travelled in crammed pickup vans and trucks. I understand that they returned due to the fear of losing their jobs. Many felt forced to return because of the factory owners who left them in the dark. But the concerned authorities are dealing with the matter and as far as I know, the government has stepped forward to aid the struggling industries and their employees. Why then put these workers—and the general public by extension—in danger of exposure to the coronavirus? If the virus infects them in their workstations, it is bound to spread to other places. Who will take responsibility for that?

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