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POST TIME: 5 April, 2020 00:00 00 AM
PM announces incentives for businesses, poor today
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, Dhaka

PM announces incentives for businesses, poor today

After detection of first case of coronavirous on March 8 in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to announce incentive packages for the businessmen and the low-income people.

The premier will announce the incentive packages at a press conference at about 10 am at her official residence Ganabhaban today (Sunday), Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Ihsanul Karim told The Independent yesterday.

“The PM has already held a meeting with the chiefs of the financial sector and ministers and secretaries of the ministries and divisions concerned on Thursday,” he said.     

Ihsanul Karim informed that only the state-owned Bangladesh Television (BTV) and a private TV channel Masranga Television will telecast the PM’s press conference amid the coronavirous scare.

Sources in the PMO said that Sheikh Hasina will also give instructions to the people on how to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation.

As of Friday, 70 people have tested positive for COVID-19 infection while eight have died.