Rizvi said people are getting confused as the government is asking them to maintain social distancing while easing the shutdown
BNP on Friday claimed the government had failed to take effective steps to save people from the deadly coronavirus and make them aware of it.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has hit 210 countries across the world. No medicine has so far been found to treat it. Awareness and precautions are necessary to tackle the coronavirus. It is a matter of regret that the government has eased the shutdown instead of taking steps to prevent the outbreak of the virus,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, reports UNB.
He made the remarks while distributing relief materials among the poor at Nimtoli in Munshiganj’s Sirajdikhan area.
The BNP leader said people are getting confused as the government is asking them to maintain social distancing while easing the shutdown.
He also claimed that although the government used to talk about the country’s development, there is no arrangement for ventilators and sufficient oxygen at 90% of the country’s hospitals. “That’s why people are now dying without treatment. The government did nothing to protect people’s lives and ensure treatment for them.”
He alleged that the government has only constructed some flyovers to show people visible development, but it did not upgrade other sectors, including health.
The BNP leader claimed the government has failed to tackle the coronavirus situation while the ruling party’s leaders and activists have been misappropriating relief materials meant for the poor.
He also said the number of deaths and fresh Covid-19 cases is rising every day, as the government eased the shutdown only to avoid feeding the poor.
Rizvi said the government should have enforced the shutdown for three or four months while taking care of the poor to contain the coronavirus.