PM meets President, Govt cancels Independence Day Events
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made a courtesy call on President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban and discussed on the coronavirus outbreak and Independence Day programmes.
Hasina informed Hamid about the steps taken to tackle the outbreak.They also decided to postpone the Independence Award ceremony scheduled for the day considering public health.
Earlier, President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told the media that the two leaders discussed different state-level issues, especially the overall situation of COVID-19 outbreak.
hey discussed the mass gathering and placing of wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar to show respect to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War and the reception at the Bangabhaban on Independence Day. The prize-giving ceremony on Independence Day has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, Abedin said.
The two leaders urged the people not to panic over the outbreak and to be aware of the disease.
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