Editorial

Indian Covid variant enters Bangladesh

Don’t be panicked, follow health rules


Bangladeshpost
Published : 09 May 2021 08:11 PM | Updated : 10 May 2021 01:46 AM

With the country’s coronavirus cases climbing high, the Covid-19 Indian variant emerges as a new challenge. Reportedly, Bangladesh on Saturday confirmed sixe positive cases of Indian variant in the border district of Jashore. Scientists, however, asked people to maintain as usual health and hygiene rules such as wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining physical distance, instead of being panicked. And they do not have any evidence to suggest that this variant is more deadly. 

However,  the government on Sunday has extended the ongoing border closure with India for another 14 days keeping the same conditions to check spread of second surge of COVID-19 virus. Therefore, we think there is no alternative but to maintain basic health and hygiene rules and take vaccines.  At this point, we will have to stop the transmission of this new Indian variant immediately and hope that the government will take necessary steps so that this will not get out of control.

As traveling may expedite the spread of

coronavirus

further, we all should maintain health safety

protocols and refrain from trips

The government has limited the movements asking the people not to go to any place from their existing location as they could infect other with Covid-19 and thus life would be endangered. But without maintaining social distancing and health rules, thousands of people are crowding at different ferry ghats for going their respective village homes to celebrate the Eid-ul Fitr. We think such attitude of people is an utter violation of basic health and hygiene rules that is signaling a bad sign when the government is struggling to recover from the ongoing going crisis. Therefore, the government must go tough on violators immediately. 

People should understand that they would get the opportunity to meet their near and dear ones once if they survive from this deadly virus attack. As traveling may expedite the spread of coronavirus further, we all should maintain health safety protocols and refrain from trips.