Masks and disinfectant soaps are being provided to ensure the safety of fishermen
The Bangladesh Navy has deployed nine ships to alert fishermen and their families in the coastal areas at sea and rivers to create awareness and take precautionary measures regarding the coronavirus spread.
In order to raise awareness, the navy ships are operating in Saint Martin's, Cox's Bazar, Kutubdia, Patharghata, Barguna, Bhasan Char, Payra Port and Chandpur.
The information was revealed in a press release from Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.
ISPR said Navy members were giving various suggestions through loudspeaker announcements and regularly instructing fishermen in small and large trawlers and fishing boats to maintain social distance and prevent transmission of the coronavirus pandemic.
Masks and disinfectant soaps are being provided to ensure the safety of fishermen. Besides, various relief goods, including rice and pulses, are being provided to the poor to face emergencies, the press release said.
The Navy contingent has been deployed in the sea and coastal areas to assist the civil administration in implementing the directives of the government.
The vigilance by the naval vessels will continue till the overall situation in Bangladesh improves, the press release said.