Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the country is now seeing an upward trend in Covid infections and the government is ready to tackle the situation.
The Minister made this remark while talking to reporters after attending the Annual Performance Agreement signing ceremony as the chief guest at the secretariat.
Zahid said that they held a meeting last week to contain the spread of the virus and gave some directives including wearing masks in public places.
“We’re requesting everyone to take vaccines and wear masks everywhere including in offices, educational institutions, buses and trains. We hope that the people will pay heed to our call,” he said.
The minister added that although the Covid-19 infection rate was negligible 15 days ago it has started to increase once again.
“The government alone can’t tackle the situation. Rather, they need people’s cooperation to keep the Covid-19 situation under control,” he said.