Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said garment factories around Dhaka have been reopened on a limited scale as there is a risk of losing international market of RMG products due to corona crisis.
Factory owners were asked to use the workers who are staying in Dhaka now, he said in a videoconference connected from his residence before distributing food items among poor people by the party's relief sub-committee at the Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi in the morning.
"The owners have also accepted it. But many workers are returning to Dhaka out of fear of losing their jobs. The owners have been urged to live up to their promises in this regard," he said.
Quader also said the list of homeless and floating people will be prepared in coordination with the administration to make arrangements for their shelter.
The Awami League general secretary said the corona crisis will be tackled with courage and patience under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.