Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said 1.25 crore families will receive food aid.
He also said that 35 lakh will get Eid gift from the Prime Minister very soon.
Awami League General Secretary made the announcement while addressing a press briefing at his official residence.
Sheikh Hasina's government is sincerely trying to coordinate the lives and livelihoods of the people during this coronavirus pandemic. As part of it, food assistance will be provided to 1.25 crore families who were affected by the lockdown. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will operate the distribution campaign.
He also said the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to 35 lakh poor families as Eid gifts ahead of the Eid.
Deputy Commissioners and Upazila Nirbahi Officers were directed to make a list in this regard.
Meanwhile, he urged all private organisations and individuals alongside the government to help the affected people during the Coronavirus pandemic.