Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the campaign against the hoarders who are trying to make a quick buck by stocking the necessary products like masks, handwash, sanitizer, soap and handwash in the time of coronavirus will be intensified.
He made the remarks at a press conference at Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the city.
"We are observing that unscrupulous businessmen are trying to make a quick buck by stocking the necessary products like masks, hand gloves, sanitizer, soap and handwash. Even they are trying to create an artificial crisis in the market,” Quader said.
He also said different organisations of the country have started the drive against the hoarders and it will be intensified.
Alongside, Quader expected that the mass media will play a vital role by publishing information for making aware the people on the issue.
Criticising BNP for what he called “searching” a political issue over the presence of coronavirus in the country instead of considering the matter from humanitarian aspect, he said
Obaidul Quader said the Mujib Year’s programmes have been reorganised considering the health risk of people, but some people are trying to give it a political colour. “Mirza Fakhrul is not considering the humanitarian aspect as he is looking for an issue over the coronavirus spread.”
He said the government has taken all preparations to prevent the coronavirus in all airports and land ports.
“There is nothing to be worried, but everyone should remain careful,” he also said.
He added a quarter are trying to mislead people and to make them panic by spreading rumor.
He said the Prime Minister will inaugurate the country's first elevated expressway through videoconferencing on March 12.