Social Welfare Ministry and Dhaka District Administration on Tuesday jointly distributed relief materials among 200 homeless people of Gulistan and Polashi areas in the capital.
Deputy Director of Social Services Department Rokonul Hoque and Executive Magistrate of the Dhaka District Administration distributed the relief items.
Each person was given 5 kg rice, 2 kg potatoes, a kg lentil, half kg soybean and a soap.
Meanwhile, Islami Andolon Bangladesh's Ameer and Charmonai Pir Mufti Syed Muhammad Rezaul Karim also distributed relief materials among a number of poor people and day labourers on Tuesday.
“We request rich people to come forward to assist the poor since they can’t work due to Coronavirus outbreak. I urge our leaders and activists to stand by the poor people of the country in this situation and help them,” he also said.
Rezaul Karim also urged general people to pray to almighty Allah and offer prayers to remain safe from the deadly disease.