Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday urged the affluent people of the society to extend their helping hands during the crisis created over global coronavirus outbreak.
He made the call seeking humanitarian assistance from the affluent people while speaking at a press conference at Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the city.
“In these days of humanitarian crisis stand beside people,” he said.
The people of this country always remain steady with patience and responsibility during any disaster and never were defeated, he added.
Quader also called the general people not to pay heed to any rumours and urged all to maintain social distance and follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Quader also informed that his party leaders and activists will stand by people.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is observing the situation closely and giving necessary directives, Quader said.
Meanwhile, no new patient tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the country at 48.
Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.
It has infected 663,741 people globally and killed 30,880 of them so far -- a mortality rate of 18 percent, according to Worldometer. But 142,183 of the patients have recovered while 490,678 are undergoing treatment. Of them, 25,207 patients are in critical condition.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.