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Govt: Flouting Covid-19 hygiene rules will invite legal actions

  • Published at 11:48 pm August 31st, 2020
volunteers spray disinfectant at Karwanbazar area-rajib dhar
File photo of volunteers spraying disinfectant on vehicles in Karwan Bazar area of Dhaka recently Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

New decisions regarding overall functioning and movement of people will come into effect from September 1

The government on Monday directed all concerned to take legal actions against any person or organization for violation of the health rules, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, in order to contain the spread of Covid-19.

According to the directives of the Cabinet Division, the government has taken a four-point decision, which will come into effect from September 1, regarding the overall functioning and movement of people in the current coronavirus situation.

Respective authorities will take necessary steps to ensure hygiene rules in the matters which is under their purview, according the directives.

The directives asked all to wear masks at all times outside their residences, maintain social distancing and ensure hygiene rules.

District and upazila administrations including local government department, Information Ministry, Health Service Department will implement massive publicity and public awareness activities to prevent the spread of Covid-19, said the directives.

Necessary action will be taken against the person or organization for violating the health rules.

Ministries and departments concerned have been asked to comply with the directives.

Until Monday, Bangladesh recorded total 4,281 deaths from Covid-19 and 312,996 confirmed cases since March, when the first cases were reported.

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