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‘Govt will do everything to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes’

Published: July 19, 2019 17:38:23 | Updated: July 20, 2019 11:11:55


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Home Minister Asaduzzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the government will do everything necessary to control Aedes mosquitoes which are responsible for spread of dengue.

"Currently dengue is the most severe mosquito-borne disease. The government will do everything necessary to eliminate dengue-virus carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Also, public awareness must be raised about this matter," he said.

He said this while addressing an awareness raising rally against mosquito menace arranged by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in city's Manik Mia Avenue, reports UNB.

The Home Minister said everybody should be aware from their respective position to put an end to mosquito menace. "Aedes mosquito will not survive if we keep our surroundings clean."

"This type of mosquito can breed easily in clogged but clear water. So we have to keep our surroundings clean. Only then we'll get rid of dengue as well as the mosquito menace," he added.

Councillors of different wards under DNCC and city dwellers joined the rally with colourful balloons, banners and placards.

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam, renowned film actors Ferdous and Riaz, cricket all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz, former captain Akram Khan and many other celebrities joined the rally.

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