There is only one day left for the holy Eid-ul-Fitr. People are leaving the capital Dhaka to celebrate Eid with their relatives. As a result, an overflowing crowd of passengers was seen at Daulatdia Ghat in Rajbari. People are returning home at the risk of their lives to celebrate Eid with their relatives. Long-distance buses have been shut down under government directives to prevent coronary infections, but homebound people are returning home in private cars, microbuses, motorcycles, and trucks.
On the spot, on Wednesday (May 12) at noon, it was seen that the passengers were returning home in a freight truck at the risk of their lives. Many do not have a face mask. There is no social distance.
According to ghat sources, in the last 24 hours, more than one lakh people have crossed the Patria-Daulatdia route by ferry. Private cars, microbuses, motorcycles, freight trucks were eye-catching.
A passenger named Sumon said he was going to Satkhira with his family from the capital Dhaka to share the joy of Eid with his relatives. He has come to Paturia Ghat in Manikganj from Dhaka as the long-distance bus is closed. Then he crossed the ferry and came to the end of Daulatdia. I have to go home to celebrate Eid with my relatives at the risk of my life and with several times more rent.
Azizul Haque, a passenger in the truck, said he worked for a low salary in Dhaka. He cannot afford to take a private car or a microbus with the extra fare. So he is going to his village home in Jessore to celebrate Eid with his relatives by truck at low risk. Many like him are returning home by truck at the risk of their lives.
Rajbari District Traffic Police Inspector (TI) Tarak Chandra Pal told Patrika Ekattar that the Rajbari Traffic Police has nothing to do with the passengers in the truck from Dhaka. We are taking legal action if any passenger is picked up in the truck from the wharf.
He said the police were working 24 hours a day to prevent traffic jams on the highways. Passengers or drivers are not allowed to park so that they do not stop at the hotel restaurant.
The health minister fears that the infection will increase after Eid
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek have expressed concern that the deadly coronavirus infection may increase again after Eid. He said the way people have neglected and neglected hygiene during the Eid pilgrimage could lead to an increase in infections.
The health minister expressed concern after receiving five lakh Chinese vaccines at the state guest house the Padma at 11:30 am on Wednesday (May 12). He said restrictions were imposed to protect the people from the government. But the people ignored the restrictions and went home on Eid.
“It is not possible to control the virus through vaccines alone,” he said. To protect yourself, you have to celebrate Eid at your respective workplaces.
Zahid Malek said that vaccination is one of the ways to control coronavirus and keep yourself safe. However, there is no alternative to following the hygiene rules. Wearing a mask protected from the virus is another way.
Another 40 people died in Corona
In the last 24 hours, 40 more people have died of coronavirus in the country. The death toll from the virus stands at 12,045 people. At this time, 1,140 people have been identified as newly infected with corona. The total number of identities increased to 6 lakh, 8 thousand 398 people.
This information has been given in the regular press release on Wednesday (May 12) sent by the Department of Health. It has been said that in the last 24 hours, 2 thousand 928 people have become tax-free. So far, a total of 6 lakh 17 thousand 249 people have recovered.
Samples of 15,480 people have been collected in 24 hours. 15 thousand 298 have been tested. The detection rate is 6.45 percent as compared to the sample test. So far, a total of 56 lakh 6 thousand 222 samples have been tested in the country. Compared to the total test, the detection rate is 13.69 percent.
Of the 40 people who died in the last 24 hours, 18 were from the Dhaka division. Besides, 13 people died in Chittagong, 3 in Rajshahi, 3 in Rangpur, 2 in Khulna, 2 in Barisal, and 1 in Sylhet.
-Source: Dhaka Post