The upcoming holiday of Eid-ul-Azha might lead to an increase in the spread of coronavirus due to increased movement of people. A large proportion of the population travels to their hometown from urban areas during Eid holidays.
In such a situation, the government has taken precautionary measures to prevent the transmission of coronavirus during the Eid journey. There will be no special train on the occasion of Eid. Additionally, special teams will be stationed at different points to monitor the maintenance of hygiene and safety rules on roads and waterways.
Moreover, the government has instructed government officials and employees and those working at private organizations not to leave their workplaces during the holidays. People from all walks of life must be encouraged to avoid unnecessary movement during this time.
The government has also decided not to extend the Eid holidays, which will be only three days. As a result, many city dwellers are already unwilling to leave the city for their village homes. Besides, due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of people have already left Dhaka and started living in their hometowns and villages. So, the number of homebound people is likely to be less this Eid than previous years.
The government has done a commendable
job of taking preventive measures ahead of the
holidays to prevent further worsening of the coronavirus crisis
BRTA (Bangladesh Road Transport Authority), law enforcement agencies and all concerned authorities have been instructed to work with utmost caution during Eid-ul-Azha to prevent the risk of corona infection.
Other measures are also being taken to prevent a spike in the number of infections. Transport owners and workers have been instructed to disinfect the inside and outside of the vehicle at the end of each trip. Vehicles cannot be stopped during the journey other than for fuel collection or emergency needs.
The government has done a commendable job of taking preventive measures ahead of the holidays to prevent further worsening of the coronavirus crisis. Individuals must also act accordingly during the holidays to ensure safety for themselves and others.