Editorial

Bangladesh ready to tackle fresh Covid surge

Wear mask, avoid public gatherings


Bangladeshpost
Published : 30 Jun 2022 08:42 PM

While talking to reporters after attending the Annual Performance Agreement signing ceremony as the chief guest at the secretariat Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the country is now seeing an upward trend in Covid infections and the government is ready to tackle the situation.  

Bangladesh registered 2,241 new Covid cases with zero death in 24 hours till Wednesday morning. In the wake of fresh surge in Covid cases in the country, the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 placed six recommendations to contain its spread. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Tuesday requesting all concerned to implement the recommendations of NTAC. Also, the government has taken decision to vaccinate children against Covid. Reportedly, the vaccines will arrive within July which will enable the government to start a vaccination campaign for children between 5 to 12 years from the end of next month.

Considering the increasing trend of Covid-19 cases, the government should devise necessary preventive measures based on the experiences garnered from the previous waves so that it can act fast to control the possible next wave and ensure proper healthcare services for the infected people. The challenge for the government now is to ensure the peak is not so much that it overburdens our healthcare system.

We must abide by government

 orders issued to tame 

the spread of Covid-19

The government must take drastic steps to compel people to maintain social distancing and follow health guidelines. Hospitals should remain prepared with all necessary equipment and facilities so that they can face any challenge if the situation worsens in the coming days. 

We must abide by government orders issued to tame the spread of Covid-19. We must educate and empower people to protect themselves from the infection of the virus. It needs no mention inky ikat oop that self-defence is the best way to prevent a pandemic like corona. We have to involve people with plans and programmes to control the virus. 

Without people’s involvement and cooperation, it would be tough to control the possible Covid-19 fifth wave successfully. There are perturbing signs that most of us have developed a lax attitude to keeping social distancing. This approach must be changed in no time.