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Religious leaders spreading the words on COVID-19 in North region of Bangladesh

Religious leaders spreading the words on COVID-19 in North region of Bangladesh

Religious leaders during COVID-19 in North region of Bangladesh

As COVID-19 has continued to escalate, Rangpur field office of UNICEF Bangladesh has reinforced awareness message dissemination with Islamic Foundation and local government institutions through engaging religious leaders for promoting the urgency of social distancing, personal hygiene and healthy behaviours, protecting and caring for the most vulnerable, encouraging positive parenting, preventing violence against children and reducing stigma and discrimination. With UNICEF support, more than five hundred Imams and other religious leaders are disseminating COVID-19 awareness messages through their regular religious preaching at mosques in four districts of Northern Bangladesh. Imams have been found expressively talked in mosques about coughing and sneezing etiquette, social distancing and messages on quarantine and isolation in COVID-19 situation. Even mosque mikes have been used for COVID-19 message dissemination in northern districts like other regions of Bangladesh.

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