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Mobile courts to be conducted to ensure use of masks

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 22:36, 10 August 2020   Update: 16:36, 10 August 2020
Mobile courts to be conducted to ensure use of masks

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said the field-level administrations and law enforcing agencies have been asked to conduct mobile court operations alongside gearing up awareness campaign to make people aware relating to mandatory use of masks to stem the coronavirus or Covid-19.

The cabinet secretary came up with the information after the regular weekly cabinet meeting on Monday (August 10).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the virtual meeting which was held through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban, while other cabinet members got connected to a trust from Bangladesh Secretariat here.

“We have held a discussion about measures to prevent coronavirus spread,” Anwarul said.

He added that they have asked the field-level administrations to take appropriate measures for enforcement of the law and conduct massive awareness campaign among the people to encourage them to follow the health guidelines properly particularly about wearing masks.

In this regard, the cabinet secretary said nowadays it is seen that awareness on wearing masks among many people are being decreased.

“We would have to make people more aware. So we have asked the field administrations to visit the spots physically and make people aware through using mikes and hanging billboards,” Anwarul said.

Mobile court could be operated in some cases and the media should cover the drives properly to help making people aware, he said.

“If the people come to know that some people have been punished through mobile courts in buses, markets and other places for not wearing masks, they will become aware about it,” he said.

Media can play an important role to this end as it is a matter of community participation, he continued.

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