Health Desk -June 03, 2020: Amid the ongoing wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed her optimism about getting good days soon.
“The economic progress has slightly been stagnant due to the coronavirus situation. We think these days will not last long. We must move forward facing all obstacles,” she said.
The premier came up with the remarks while delivering her introductory speech at the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) through videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.
Mentioning the economic stagnancy, the premier urged all to work at their respective workplaces by following the health code properly to protect themselves from coronavirus, saying that the government thinks most about the betterment of the people.
Regarding the relaxation of the nationwide shutdown imposed to contain the spread of the lethal virus, the premier said that the government took the initiative to pave ways for living and livelihood of people of all classes.
“We don’t want the people of the country to go through hardship. Paying attention to this, we have relaxed some directives and opened some sectors so that the daily wage earners and low- and middle-income people could continue their living and livelihood,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the whole world had been stalled due to the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic.
“This problem has been created at every place of the world and we are not out of the problem,” she added.
The premier said her government was carrying out the economic activities in a well-planned way before the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We were passing and implementing various development projects by holding (ECNEC) meetings regularly, and as a result dynamism was infused into the economy. But it got stagnant due to the coronavirus outbreak,” she said.