Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said,”Life is stagnant due to corona.Corona is an invisible force to which everyone has to bow. Under the influence of corona, life journey is useless today. Such an event has never happened in the world. However, the way in which Juba League, Sechchasebak League, Chhatra League, Awami League have all stood by the people is undoubtedly commendable. When the corona epidemic took a turn for the worse in the country, the way the team members stood by the people at my behest cut the farmer’s paddy is commendable.”
The government is providing cash assistance to 5 million extremely poor and jobless families for the coronavirus epidemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the remarks while inaugurating the program on Thursday, May 14.
At the time, she added, “As the country was moving forward, it was stumbled by an invisible force. All the superpowers of the world are helpless in the face of this enemy.”
Advising everyone to follow the hygiene rules, the Prime Minister said, “Stay at home from your own place as much as you can.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for more help to the rich in tackling the coronavirus disaster. “Help the poor around you,Stand by them” , she said in a video conference.
The Prime Minister said, “Industrial production has been disrupted due to corona, import and export have been limited. So one inch of land cannot be kept uncultivated. We have to harvest.”
The Prime Minister is sending cash directly to the beneficiaries through the mobile banking service from the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban at 10:30 am.
Across the country, 5 million extremely poor families affected by the Corona will get taka 2,500 at a time. Money will be distributed through mobile financial services like bKash, Rocket, Nagad and Sure Cash. Each family has four members, so 20 million people will benefit from this cash assistance.
Dhaka Bureau Chief, May 14,2020