Dhaka Post Desk: The adjourned sitting of the twelfth session of the National Assembly has begun. Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the sitting of the parliament on Saturday (April 3) at 11 am. Although the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House were present at the meeting, Raushan Ershad, the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament, is still absent. Most of the opposition MPs are also absent.
Earlier, the 12th session of the 11th National Assembly began on April 1.
Parliament officials said the short session would last until Sunday (April 4th) due to the Corona epidemic. As always, the session has started following strict health rules. The MPs who attended the session had to undergo corona test. Concerned officials and employees also had to enter Parliament with Corona Negative Certificate.
Dhaka Post Desk: The government is going to give a lockdown for a week from Monday (April 5) to prevent the rapid spread of coronavirus infection. All types of government and non-government organizations except emergency services will be closed during the lockdown. However, the industry will remain open in accordance with the hygiene rules.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said this on Saturday (April 3).
The state minister said, “We are holding a lockdown for a week now to reduce the movement of people.” Our emergency services, DC offices, UNO offices, fire service offices, disaster management offices, newspaper offices – such offices will remain open.
He said, “Factories will remain open during the lockdown, there will be multiple shifts and workers will have to comply with hygiene rules to ensure that they work.” Otherwise, the trend of workers going home will start again like last year. ‘
‘Besides, government and private offices and courts will remain closed. All types of markets will be closed.
Asked whether public transport would be closed, Farhad Hossain said, “It will be made clear when we issue a notification in this regard.” I am not talking about this right now. ‘
The state minister added, “We will take steps to limit the movement of people.” No one will be able to leave the house unnecessarily. ‘
Many people may be stuck in different places, they are being given a chance to lockdown after a day, said the Minister of State for Public Administration.