People defy Covid-19 health rules

Most of the people of the country are reluctant to follow the health guidelines prescribed by the government and WHO to prevent coronavirus or its transmission. 

A large number of people hardly wear facemasks, maintain social distancing, wash hands with soap and water and use sanitizer. In this circumstance, experts fear of a severe crisis if the rules are not followed strictly.

Besides the mass people, the same scenarios are seen at public transports, railway stations, bus and launch terminals, offices, shopping centres and even at hospitals and diagnostic centres. 

The risk of coronavirus infection in the country has decreased a bit, but the danger is not over yet, experts opined 

The doctors and experts are fearing of a second wave of Covid-19 during the winter season. Therefore, people are being asked to follow the health guidelines properly. The government has also given the opportunity to make everything normal on the condition of complying with the health rules.

According to experts, people of the country are becoming less concerned about Covid-19, which has so far killed over a million people worldwide.  

They said it is true that many people do not have other choice but to go out and earn money despite the risk of getting infected by the virus. But, it should also be realised that the pandemic should not be overlooked.

The government has taken several steps to help people to get rid of the deadly virus. Relief goods and financial aids are being distributed among poor people of the country. 

A staff member of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital said that they always wear facemasks, but many patients and their attendants are not willing to obey the health rules properly. 

Bangladesh Railway Director General Shamsuzzaman said the BR authorities have enough preparations to obey the health rules. But, people are not willing to follow the rules.

Considering the risk of the second wave of Covid-19, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been warning the country people. She on Monday once again urged all to use masks while coming out of their houses to further prevent the virus.

Her call came from the cabinet’s regular weekly meeting as the Prime Minister along with her cabinet colleagues took a serious note of massive resurfacing of Covid-19 in second peak in many European countries and the USA as well.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also asked the authorities concerned to enforce the law to make sure the use of masks by all.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic surged further in Europe and North America.

WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan linked said if he could have one wish, it would be to ensure "Every contact of a confirmed case is in quarantine for the appropriate period."

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned against people getting fed up with the pandemic and the measures imposed to control it.

“We’re in this for the long haul, but there is hope that if we make smart choices together, we can keep cases down,” he said.