শনিবার, ২৩ অক্টোবর ২০২১, ০৭:৪৬ অপরাহ্ন
Bangladesh Games-2021 will continue till the notification is issued.
The government has decided to hold a nationwide lockdown from next Monday as the situation in the country has deteriorated. In this situation, the Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has decided to continue the ongoing Bangabandhu Ninth Bangladesh Games until an official notification is issued.
Bashir Ahmed Mamun, vice-president of BOA and chairman of the steering committee of the games, confirmed the information in a press release on Saturday afternoon.
“The games will continue until an official notification is issued about the lockdown,” he said. After the notification is issued, a decision on the games will be taken in consultation with the Ministry of Health.
“Since the finals of many events are on April 4, the games will continue until then,” he said, citing the Corona situation as the reason for the games to continue.
It is to be mentioned that 5,300 athletes in 31 disciplines are participating in these games. The total number of medals in 378 events is 1271. The games of these games are being held in 29 venues including 7 divisional cities of the country.
Nationwide ‘lockdown’ from Monday
Earlier, in a briefing, Obaidul Quader said the government has decided to lockdown across the country for a week from Monday in the current situation in Corona. The Ministry of Public Administration will give details by this evening. He also said that the industrial factories may continue to operate conditionally.
Obaidul Quader said the government has already made necessary preparations to deal with the second wave of corona. But still many people are showing reluctance towards hygiene including wearing mask, which can lead to dire situation. The main task now is for everyone to take utmost care for their own protection.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain is also confirming the decision of lockdown. He said emergency service providers and industrial mills would remain open during the lockdown. However, to keep the factories open, the workers have to ensure strict adherence to hygiene rules, the state minister said.