National Technical Advisory Committee Recommended to close trade fairs

Publish: 9:55 PM, January 25, 2022 | Update: 9:55:PM, January 25, 2022

Safiqul Islam (Jami)
The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTCA) on Covid-19 has recommended the closure of ongoing trade fairs to curb the spread of Corona virus in the country. At the same time, it has been recommended to postpone the upcoming book fair further. On Tuesday (January 25) at noon, the President of the National Technical Advisory Committee, Professor Dr. Mohammad Sahidullah. He said the Covid-19 National Technical Advisory Committee has recommended to the government to be more stringent in enforcing restrictions on corona infection.

Dr. Sahidullah said, “We have asked the government to tighten the restrictions on several occasions.” Now it is not enough to just impose restrictions, it is necessary to implement and strictly enforce them.

It has been said that half of the passengers have to be taken in public transport, everyone has to wear a mask and half of the manpower has to be run in the offices. Not only restrictions but his alertness and dedication too are most required. Therefore, half of the passenger and trade fairs should be closed and book fairs should be postponed.

Asked if a lockdown would be recommended, he said there would be no benefit with a new lockdown to prevent omicron. At the moment there are less patients in the hospitals. We recommend lockdown when we see that patient pressure is high in the hospital and pressure is being exerted on doctors.
President of the National Technical Advisory Committee Dr. Sahidullah said the lockdown would affect public life and the economy; so if we can do the things that are most effective before the lockdown, then it is possible to bring the corona under control.

Emphasizing the need for hygiene, the expert said that the new type of corona, Omicron, first appeared in South Africa, and that they controlled a lot by ensuring hygiene and social distance, not lockdown. We also need to pay attention to hygiene.