Covid-19 affected our country terribly. People of the country are facing serious health problems due to this highly infectious virus. Being the border area the southwest coastal area (Satkhira and Khulna district) have been suffering most because of these problem. The death rate is increasing day by day and situation is getting worse. However, the people of these areas are still not enough aware about wearing mask and maintaining social distancing.

Considering the situation BRAC-LEDARS-Uttaran jointly inaugurated the distribution of masks among the poor people at Shyamnagar Upazila Bus Stand on June 22, 2021 under the project of Community Fort for Resisting COVID-19 in Bangladesh implementing by LEDARS in partnership with Uttaran under the technical and financial support from BRAC. Mr. SM Zahurul Haider Babu, PP High Court, Satkhira and Chairman Shyamnagar Sadar Union 3 (Approved Municipality) inaugurated the distribution of the masks as the chief guest. Area Manager of BRAC Health Nutrition and Population Program, AH Mannan Sheikh were participated as the special guest. There were also present SM Monwar Hossain, Program Manager of LEDARS, Md. Aminur Rahman, Branch Manager of Uttaran, Md. Shawkat Hossain, Project Coordinator of LEDARS, Md. Babar Ali, Sampa Rani Biswas and Abul Hasan and others. The chief guest on the occasion advised those who are not wearing masks in hot spots to prevent Covid-19 to use masks, maintain social distance, avoid public gatherings and wash their hands regularly. At this time reusable masks are distributed.