Mass awareness vital to prevent COVID–19


To prevent the recent emergence of deadly Coronavirus, people awareness from all spare of the society is very much important. Proper campaigning about the virus outbreak can also prevent the rumor that is spreading through social media. 

Professor Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Director, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has said this while speaking at a seminar as chief guest titled ‘Outbreak and Prevention of Coronavirus (COVID – 19)’ organised by Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University and Cardio Care Specialized and General Hospital at the university auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.  

Professor Dr. Golam Rahman, Former Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Government of Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh was present as the special guest. Dr. A S M Alamgir, Principal Scientific Officer, IEDCR presented the technical briefing on the latest situation on Coronavirus in the seminar. Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor, DIU presided over the seminar. The seminar was addressed by Professor Dr. S M Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, Dean, FAHS, DIU, Professor Dr. A N Zafar Ullah, Associate Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, DIU. 

Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora said, mass awareness is very much important to prevent coronavirus. Recently, we observe that rumour about coronavirus is spreading rapidly through social media. She urged not to believe and look into this rumor.  

Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora said, it is very easy to prevent corona virus just washing hands now and then. We have to care about cough. Beside this, we should not touch in doors in marketplace, handle of escalator and avoid to handshake with each other. 

Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora also said that Bangladesh Government has already taken highest ever precaution and initiatives to prevent corona virus. Government has all kind of preparation. Therefore, she urged people not to be panic.