Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said all members of parliament stood by the people and have been carrying out relief distribution activities in their respective areas from the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
“A vested quarter is running false reports against politicians and MPs which is not appropriate at this moment,” he said, trashing some media reports.
Mahmud said MPs do not need to go to their respective areas and be present in person for carrying out relief activities as most of them have to deal with many government works during the shutdown.
“Besides, the government has requested all to stay at home which is applicable for everyone,” he said at a press briefing at his residence, adding that the party’s MPs are sincere about tackling the coronavirus situation.
Bangladesh recorded its highest number of deaths from coronavirus on Sunday as the virus claimed 28 more lives in the last 24 hours, raising death count to 480.
During the period, the health authorities detected 1,532 new patients that took the number of confirmed cases in the country to 33,610.
Minister Mahmud also greeted everyone on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, scheduled to be celebrated on Monday, and requested the people to celebrate Eid following health guidelines.
Thousands of people left Dhaka City in recent days to celebrate Eid with their families after the government relaxed restrictions on entering and exiting the capital in private vehicles. Health experts say the move will deteriorate the already worsening coronavirus situation and infect areas that were previously uninfected.