Many people come out of home
Golam Mostafa Jibon: Coronavirus infection risk is increasing among the country’s people due to non-compliance with the government directives on this issue.
Public rush on the city streets witnesses high day by day during the general holidays and undeclared lockdown as people are not correctly complying with the directives imposed by the government with a view to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
People are not staying at homes. In addition, they are coming out on different excuses without major needs that posing serious threat to spread Coronavirus among large number of people.
Despite the government directives and law enforcers’ efforts, the rush of general people on different roads and lanes in the capital was seen higher. In the same time, the movement of rickshaws, auto-rickshaws and private transports was also witnessed high on different major roads even after taking actions by the law enforcers.
During a spot visit to different areas in the city, this correspondent found that, many shopkeepers did not comply with the government decisions and opened shops in which public gathering was created in front the shops. They can’t ensure social distance that enhances risk of Coronavirus infection.
To bring the situation under control, the law enforcers got down in the field and strengthened their activities at different places with the rising of daytime. They were found to ask the people about the reasons behind coming out of homes. Those, who came out of homes without reasonable causes, were sent back to homes to maintain home quarantine and social distance directives. The law enforcers also conducted massive search to the vehicles brought out on the roads.
In many places, campaign activities were carrying through loud speakers requesting the people to use masks and hand gloves to protect from Coronavirus infection. But, people remove their masks from faces just after leaving of the law enforcers from the spots.
Experts said, many people come out of homes unnecessarily. It is not possible to keep them in houses without stern actions by the law enforcers. But, the matter of humanity should keep in mind.
The worst condition was noticed in different kitchen or vegetable markets in the city. No social distance was maintained there. Due to lack of sufficient accommodation facilities in the kitchen markets, people can’t maintain distance to protect them from the onslaught of Coronavirus. Many people were forced to carry their selling and purchasing activities taking serious risk in crowd.
Like the capital city Dhaka, the similar situation is prevailing elsewhere of the country. Many people come out of homes without necessity. Though, the law enforcers are requesting not to come out of homes, they are not complying with the directives. Even, they are not using masks and hand-gloves, even they are not maintaining distance from each other.
Health Specialists said, if people don’t comply with the government directives, they will face dire consequences due to their own faults. Coronavirus is a sensitive and strong virus among others. It has spread out across the world rapidly. It may take serious turn in Bangladesh, if people are not aware about its fatality right now.
Sources said, people of district and upazila levels are not following the government instructions on Coronavirus. Most of the people are ignoring the virus due to lax-vigilance of the concerned law enforcers, locals complained.
Many people are coming out of homes in search of works and foods, while many are joining in different gatherings just for passing time, some people said.
Many youths and elderly men take tea from small shape of tea stalls at different lanes and intersections of different cities and towns including Dhaka. If they find the presence of law enforcers, they manage to flee. Later, they come back to the gathering usually. Such situation was noticed at almost all district towns including Sirajganj, Netrokona, Rajbari, Tangail, Chuadanga, Khagrachhari, Chapainawabganj, Barishal, Noakhali, Cumilla, Sylhet, Rangpur and Rajshahi, sources said.