Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said her government is trying its best to mitigate the plight of the unattended people hit hard due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
"There is a huge population who remain out of the attention of the society in the current situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak. But we're trying our best to minimise their ordeal and sorrow by extending support to them in various ways," she said.
The Leader of the House also reiterated that she will continue to do everything necessary so that the people of the country don't go through hardship due to the Covid - 19 outbreak.
"We'll combat the coronavirus in the way we tackled the super cyclone "Amphan". Alongside we'll continue to do whatever necessary so that the life and livelihood of the people go on and they don't suffer due to the coronavirus," she added.
The prime minister was taking part in a discussion on an obituary reference brought by Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the inaugural sitting of the eighth session of the 11th parliament.
The eighth session which is also the budget session of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020-'21 began this afternoon maintaining the health guidelines and social distancing in view of the Covid - 19 situation in the country.
At the outset of the day's proceedings, the Speaker brought the obituary reference on distinguished persons who died since the 7th session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad.
They included member of current parliament Habibur Rahman Mollah and nine former lawmakers, including Khandaker Asaduzzaman, Alhaj Maqbul Hossain, Mamtaz Begum as well as eminent educationists National Professor Prof Dr Anisuzzaman, Professor Dr Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Mian's wife Anwara Rabbi and former chief whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah's wife Shahan Ara Abdullah.