State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that the spread of Corona can be prevented by 70-80 percent by wearing masks alone. To overcome this situation, the government is planning to bring 80 percent of the population to bring under vaccination.
He made the remarks at a zoom meeting on maintaining hygiene in the COVID19 pandemic in the Natore district on Saturday (July 17th) under the slogan ‘Mask is mine, protection for all’.
He said that corona vaccines have started coming from different countries. One crore people have already registered for the vaccination. However, in addition to getting vaccinated, people have to follow hygiene rules and make sure to wear masks.
Highlighting the data of 10 weeks survey of various organizations including the ICT division, the state minister said, various organizations including the ICT division have been conducting survey activities for 3 weeks among 3 and a half lakh people. The survey found that 70 to 80 percent of corona can be prevented by wearing a mask properly.
Deputy Commissioner Shamim Ahmed presided over the meeting while Shafiqul Islam Shimul, MP, reserved seat MP, Natore-2; Ratna Ahmed; Liton Kumar Saha, Superintendent of Police, Natore; Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Shariful Islam Ramzan, Baraigram Upazila Parishad Chairman Dr. Siddiqur Rahman Patwari, Natore Municipality Mayor Uma Chowdhury Jolly, Bonpara Municipality Mayor KM Zakir Hossain and others spoke in the meeting. Apart from them, people of different classes and professions including district animal resources officer, sacrificial animal market leaseholders participated in the meeting.