The continuous spreading of Coronavirus is creating chaos among people. However, worrying can’t save us from the life-threatening disease COVID-19 caused by coronavirus. All we need to do is to stay aware and spread awareness among people of our home, neighbourhood and workspace as well as around the country about how to prevent the contamination of coronavirus.
- Use tissue paper while coughing, blowing your nose, and/or sneezing. Wrap your used tissue with another piece of clean tissue paper and dispose of them away properly in a covered dustbin.
- Wash off hands frequently with soap-water or alcohol (minimum 60 percent) based hand sanitiser.
- The coronavirus can spread through group meals. Try to avoid group meals to prevent contamination from person to person. And, it is recommended to use serving spoons during group meals, if you cannot avoid group meals.
- Keep the toilets clean and dry to prevent the contamination of coronavirus and other contagious diseases.
- Cleanse your hand after using common spots like lift buttons, door handles, calling bells, etc.
- Besides practicing hand sanitizing in homes, keep this facility in your car to prevent the risk of coronavirus infection through other passengers.
- If you experience any symptoms (including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing) of Coronavirus COVID-2019, go for self-isolation for 14 days.
- While sneezing/coughing/blowing nose in a public place, use tissue for mouth-covering. However, if you don’t have any tissue, then try to cover your mouth-area with your elbow.
- After sneezing/coughing/blowing your nose, don’t leave your used tissue paper on the table expecting the cleaners to pick up later.
- Keep hand sanitiser in the ground floor/main entrance/guard room of your office/ residential building and make sure nobody can enter the building without cleansing their hands.
- Place hand washing facility next to vehicle (Car, and/or motor bike) washing places to facilitate the hygiene practice of common people.
- Use germs cleaner, like Dettol to clean the common places like floors, kitchen space, toilets area, railings of staircases, etc. at least three times a day to check coronavirus contamination.
- Regularly cleanse/wipe the tables, and other metal surfaces, like door knobs, lift-buttons, etc. of offices, commercial buildings, and markets at least three times a day to prevent germ spreading.
- Closely monitor the health situation of officials, guards, and other staff. Take medical support as soon as possible, if any member experiences the symptoms (including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing) of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
- If any person returns from overseas, especially from six countries like China, Iran, Italy, Thailand, South Korea, and Singapore, help them to stay in home-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
- Take a healthy diet and essential vitamin supplements to strengthen the immune system to fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
- Carry essential hygiene staff like hand sanitizer and clean tissues to disinfect while staying in/outside home.
If you experience any symptom (including fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat or difficulty in breathing) for Coronavirus (COVID-19), call the IEDCR helpline numbers (01401184551, 01401184554, 01401184555, 01401184556, 01401184559, 01401184560, 01401184563, 01401184568, 01927711784, 01927711785, 01937000011, and 01937110011) to take immediate medical support and adopt home-quarantine, if recommended by the doctor.
- Be cautious about getting in close contact with any overseas returnee including those who are currently staying under home-quarantine.
- For further information click on this link to visit WHO’s coronavirus information page.
An elderly man was fitted with a prosthetic leg at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital free of cost on Tuesday on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Orthopedic Surgery department of the hospital implanted the artificial leg with the assistance from Endolite Bangladesh.
Hospital director Brig Gen Mohammad Yunusur Rahman, deputy director Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, assistant director Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Dr Pronoy Kanti and head of the Orthopedic department Dr Shankar Kumar Roy were, among others, present there.
A Mexico City borough announced Tuesday that Latin America's most famous re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ will be closed to the public for the first time in 177 years to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The lavish, detailed Easter-week Passion of Christ has been played out in the east-side borough of Iztapalapa since 1843, and in recent years has drawn a week-long total of about 2 million spectators.
But due to fears about the spread of the new coronavirus, Iztapalapa borough president Clara Brugada said that for the first time the event will be held in private with no spectators.
Brugada said the Passion of Christ will be re-enacted indoors with a smaller cast and will be "symbolic." All the actors are required by tradition to be borough residents.
Brugada said the event will be transmitted live so people can watch it at home. Ironically, the passion was first performed in 1843 after a cholera outbreak threatened the then-rural hamlet.
Iztapalapa was long ago swallowed by the urban growth of Mexico City. The Passion normally includes huge processions, public re-enactments with huge casts, culminating in the Good Friday re-enactment of the crucifixion in which ropes and a small ledge are used to guarantee the actors' safety.
Marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a special programme titled ‘Muktir Mahanayak’ (Great Hero of Freedom) was aired on all the television channels of Bangladesh on Tuesday night.
Amid the fear of the coronavirus pandemic, the programme was aired as a recorded version.
The two-hour festivity started with fireworks, marking the moment when Bangabandhu was born on March 17, 1920.
Opening the show, 100 children sang the National Anthem and ‘Dhonno Mujib Dhonno’, a song dedicated to the Father of the Nation.
Later, 100 renowned Bangladeshi singers performed the theme song of the ‘Mujib Borsho’ along with Bangabandhu’s youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana.
Along with the speeches of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the programme featured video messages from Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef Al Othaimeen.
PM Sheikh Hasina recited a poem along with her sister Sheikh Rehana, commemorating fond memories with their father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) orchestrated a special performance to portray Bangabandhu's eventful life through a 45-minute theatrical choreographic performance on the life of Bangabandhu titled ‘Shotabdir Mahanayak’, featuring 1,000 artistes.
The performance was planned, directed and choreographed by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky. Eminent cultural personality Asaduzzaman Noor recited poems on the background of this performance as the narrator.
A troupe of 100 musicians rendered a musical tribute orchestrated by musician Foad Nasser Babu.
Renowned British-Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan and company staged a special theatrical performance titled ‘Father: Vision of the floating world’.
The show ended with all 1,000 artists singing the song ‘Joy Mujiber Joy’, and a special lasers show following fireworks, live telecast from the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Cinema halls all over Bangladesh are going into lockdown mode from March 18 to April 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh Film Producers-Distributors Association President Khorshed Alam Khosru announced on Monday.
While asked about the ongoing crisis and possibilities of a nationwide shutting down of the cinema halls, Khosru told UNB that the association has decided to close all the halls until April 2.
“As the virus passes from human to human in close proximity, people inside crowded cinema halls are at a higher risk to be contaminated with the virus, so we decided not to continue the shows in any of the halls including the cineplexes from March 18 to April 2,” Khosru told UNB.
If the crisis continues, the longevity of the decision can get extended until the situation gets normal – he further added.