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1 April, 2020 00:00 00 AM

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Awareness campaigns start

BSS, Dhaka

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is carrying out various campaigns to create awareness among the people about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Their campaigns include sending messages to the people through social media to prevent this deadly virus. The authorities of the Red Crescent Society said they are circulating awareness messages on COVID-19 from their official Facebook page.

Besides, they are also conducting Facebook live programmes, circulating various awareness TV commercials made with the participation of renowned personalities, said a press release. The Society said they have so far been able to send life saving awareness messages to over one lakh people using social media. Besides, they are also conducting various campaigns like countrywide distribution of leaflets, conducting awareness campaigns through loudspeakers, installing basins in various places for washing hands, straying disinfectant liquid. As part of its series of operations to prevent and control COVID-19, the volunteers of Red Crescent Society sprayed disinfectant in various parts of the capital, including Mugda and Dhanmondi.

Besides, the volunteers of Red Crescent Society and Biddanando Foundation jointly sprayed disinfectant at eight hospitals in the capital, including Kurmitola General Hospital, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College and Hospital, Kuwait Moitree Hospital, Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital. The Society has also imparted necessary training to some 500 of its volunteers, officials and employees as well as the midwives and employees of its 56 Red Crescent Mother and Child Care Centers to fight COVID-19 side by side providing them with soaps, hand sanitizers and masks.

The release said Bangladesh Red Crescent Society along with the governmento f Bangladesh has been conducting various campaigns in 13 coastal districts to prevent COVID-19. Besides, steps have been taken to create awareness among the forcibly displaced Rohingyas now staying in various camps in Cox’s Bazar. Training has so far been imparted to 1761 CPP volunteers on hand washing and COVID-19 while some 80,576 piece of awareness posters and leaflets have been distributed among the Rohingyas and 40,500 pieces of posters and leaflets have been distributed among the host communities.

 

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