The videoconference began at the prime minister’s official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka around 11:05am on Monday
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the coronavirus pandemic has halted the global economy including that of Bangladesh.
The government, however, is taking various initiatives for the countrymen with a view to minimize the losses, she said.
The premier said this while addressing a videoconference with the public representatives and officials of eight districts in Rangpur division on the present Covid-19 situation in the country on Monday morning.
The videoconference began at the prime minister’s official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka around 11:05am.
Public representatives and officials of Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur, and Gaibandha districts have been connected to the videoconference.
Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar along with private television channels and radio stations are broadcasting the program live.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina exchanged views with the public representatives and officials of 56 districts of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, and Mymensingh divisions in six phases via videoconferences on the coronavirus situation.
During the videoconferences, the prime minister announced various stimulus packages and steps to offset the Covid-19 fallouts and gave different directives to the elected public representatives and officials to contain the deadly disease.
Covid-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, has claimed 177 lives and infected 9,455 people in Bangladesh as of Sunday.