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BNP: Lockdown unproductive due to mismanagement

  • Published at 06:26 pm April 7th, 2021
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A volunteer uses a loudspeaker to raise awareness on the first day of the week-long lockdown in Dhaka on Monday, April 5, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

People remain at a high risk of coronavirus infection because of the government’s contradictory moves, claims BNP office secretary

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the weeklong lockdown enforced by the government is only causing public suffering instead of yielding any positive outcome in containing Covid-19 transmission.

"The reality is that neither lockdown nor the restrictions are being implemented at the field level due to the mismanagement of the government,” said Syed Emran Saleh Prince, acting BNP office secretary .

Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also claimed people remain at a high risk of coronavirus infection because of the government’s contradictory moves. 

“Everything is in a mess everywhere, putting people in limitless troubles.”

The BNP leader also alleged that the government enforced the lockdown without any preparation.

He said long traffic jams on roads and highways are proof that the lockdown has been ineffective.

“People are waiting in long queues for transports at different places in the city. Basically, everything is going on as before.”

The BNP leader said: “The government’s policy makers took the decision to enforce the lockdown while sitting in air-conditioned rooms without proper planning, as they do not need to think about salaries, utility bills and money for food. 

“But people have to go through suffering as a result of this unplanned and unprepared move.”

Prince, also a BNP organizing secretary, said the government's response to tackling the second wave of coronavirus is uncoordinated, unplanned, shortsighted, and irrational, as it was last year. 

“This time the government got a lot of time. But due to lack of prior preparation, the situation turned chaotic as it was last year.”

Coronavirus-infected people are struggling to receive treatment for lack of sufficient vacant seats, ICUs, ventilators and oxygen supply at the hospitals in the cities and different district towns, he added.

“Patients with coronavirus infections are dying on the streets as they are running from one hospital to another for treatment. The government has to shoulder the responsibility for this,” the BNP leader said.

Prince demanded the government take effective steps to ensure adequate healthcare facilities, ICUs, ventilators, oxygen at hospitals, and conduct free Covid tests.

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