Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr staying home and enjoy time with their family members.
"Your safety lies in your hand. Remember, if you remain safe then your family, neighbours and country will remain safe," she said urging all to maintain the health advice during this pandemic.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the nation on the occasion of holy Eid ul Fitr.
State-owned Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television simultaneously broadcast the Prime Minister’s address. Private television channels and radio stations also aired the speech.
Sheikh Hasina also urged the affluent section of society not to forget the poor neighbours, villagers or the people of the respective areas at this bad time.
"Stand beside them [poor] with your ability, then your homes and hearts will be filled with the joy of Eid," she said.
To prevent the coronavirus this year, Hasina said, the government has imposed a ban on all types of mass gatherings and it will not be possible to observe holy Eid-ul-Fitr as happened in normal time. "Steps have been taken to hold Eid jamaat in mosques instead of Eidgah keeping social distancing and maintaining health rules," she said.
Terming the Eid day as a day of joy and happiness, she said this year all will communicate with their nearest and dearest ones and relatives through telephone and virtual means and share their joy and happiness with them.