Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said there is no alternative to unity in tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“There is no alternative to unity in tackling this disaster created due to coronavirus outbreak. We must continue the ongoing preventive efforts under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, aiming to tackle this (COVID- 19) disaster in unison,” he said in a video message issued on Friday from his official residence in the capital, reports BSS.
“With the united efforts of all, the dark cloud of coronavirus will fade away soon (from the sky)…Insha-Allah,” he added.
Expressing gratitude to those who have been fighting coronavirus from the frontlines, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the government has given priority to the health safety of the coronavirus fighters.
Noting that the government has already overcame its limitation in dealing with COVID-19 crisis, he said its coronavirus testing capacity has increased, while 29 private hospitals have started testing the samples of COVID-19 patients.
“We have limitations. But we have experience too in addressing disasters,” he added.
Referring to the global coronavirus situation, the AL general secretary said the limitations of many developed countries are visible in the current crisis.
“There is no reason to lose our courage. We have an honest and courageous leader like Sheikh Hasina in addressing this crisis,” he added.
On the occasion of May Day, Quader greeted the country’s workers and labourers on behalf of the ruling Awami League.
He urged the authorities concerned to implement Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s pledge of providing support for all labourers, including transport workers, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis by preparing a list of them.