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Don’t hide, get tested if symptoms appear: Quader

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-05-02 4:20:57 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-05-03 10:24:56 AM

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged countrymen to get tested if symptoms of coronavirus appear without hiding.

The Road Transport and Bridges Minister made the urge at a briefing held at his residence on Saturday.

Obaidul Quader said, “As a part of preventing spread of the coronavirus, the government has increased its testing capacity. Without getting tested, many people are hiding after appearing symptoms. Thus, they are inviting the danger.”

“I request all to get tested without delay after appearing symptoms,” he said.

Quader said, “Prime Minister has already issued directive to include transport workers in the relief programme being conducted at district and upazila level. I hope the district administration will put emphasizes over the matter.”

He also expressed gratitude to doctors, the frontline fighters in the war against coronavirus.

He said, “In the meantime, we lost a physician, a health worker, a journalist and a banker. I expressed condolence to their bereaved families. Alongside, I expressed gratitude to the frontline warriors like officials of police, media, hospital, law enforcement agencies who are fighting the war in the field level.”