Use of mask mandatory for containing Coronavirus

Staff Correspondent,
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Dhaka: The government has made use of mask mandatory for all in Bangladesh to stop transmission of COVID-19.

On Tuesday(July 21) a notification, signed by Shibbir Ahmed Osmany, deputy secretary of Health Services Division, today said all levels of people including officials, employees, rickshaw pullers and transport workers, passengers and pedestrians must use face masks as part of preventive measures for containing the deadly virus.

The notification has been sent to secretaries of all ministries and director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to make use of face mask mandatory for all officials, employees as well as service receivers.

The law enforcement agencies have been asked to implement the directive of using masks to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.

All public and private hospital authorities have to ensure mask use for both healthcare professionals and medical service seekers.

Devotees of different faiths must use masks at their respective worship places, the notification said adding, local administration and relevant managing committee have to enforce official order of using face mask.

Mask use also has been made mandatory at shopping malls, business establishments and other market places to supplement the efforts of stopping the spread of lethal virus. The notification asked local authorities and relevant organizations to strictly implement the use of mask.

People from all walks of life have been asked to use masks at crowded places and social gatherings to avert the spread of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) continued their preventive campaign giving highest emphasis on using face mask as it has been proven as the best way for prevention of the pandemic.