Govt goes for ‘no mask, no service’ policy to crush virus

In an effort to stem the second wave of coronavirus, the government has adopted a ‘no mask, no service’ policy.

It has directed all government and private organisations not to provide services to those do not wear masks, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam on recently.

While briefing reporters on the outcome of the weekly Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on October 19, he said all the institutions and organisations have been given massive instructions to go for the ‘no mask, no service’ policy.

The Cabinet Secretary said they have already issued directives that all must wear masks in all organisations, haats, markets, shopping malls, and social and religious gatherings.

He said the government directive over wearing masks will have to be publicised in all mosques twice after prayers every day.

Anwarul said they will sit with the road transport, shipping and railways secretaries in a day or two to take decision about the public transport. “No mask, no service’ notion has already been conveyed.”

About the problem patients faced in the initial outbreak of coronavirus about getting treatment, he said there will be no problem if the second wave hits Bangladesh. “There’s now a treatment protocol in place. The panic has already vanished.