Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed profound sadness as Prince Charles contacted novel coronavirus.
The is currently in the process of recovery.
“I have always commended with great admiration your personal and institutional leadership towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and the conservation of our common heritage and the environment,” she said in a letter sent to Prince Charles.
The Prime Minister also said she is eagerly expecting Prince’s recovery which is much needed for his wholehearted campaign and advocacy for addressing the water and the climate crisis, and also his invaluable philanthropic work to champion the education and livelihoods of young people within the Commonwealth.
Materialising potential on two-thirds youth, Prime Minister Hasina warmly welcomed the inauguration of the British Asian Trust in Bangladesh for promoting social enterprise, livelihoods and mental health of young people, issues that are receiving highest priority in Bangladesh’s national sustainable development agenda.
The Prime Minister reiterated Bangladesh’s stand along with the diaspora in the UK in the common fight against curbing COVID-19 and its aftermath.
She also apprised the Prince of the domestic COVID-19 situation and also the preemptive measures taken to save the people of Bangladesh from being affected by this invisible deadly virus.
The letter reads: “Our government acted very seriously with strongest preventive measures from the very early stages of the global outbreak including screening of passengers on arrival at the airport and introduction of dedicated quarantine zones near the airport as early as January 2020."
Sheikh Hasina also said she personally suspended all celebrations and gatherings for the long-cherished birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman this month, shut down all educational institutions and announced full lockdown from March 25 advising people to stay at home.
"We’ve designated hospitals and fully equipped health professionals to handle affected patients. Due to all these extreme measures, we’ve been able to contain COVID-19 confirmed cases in Bangladesh to 48 with five unfortunate deaths and 15 recoveries.”