The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide. The pandemic has led to severe global socioeconomic disruption, the postponing or cancellation of sporting, religious, political and cultural events. In Bangladesh, the Government has declared a state of emergency and lockdown in the country to stop the spreading of the virus.
Considering the needs of low income and unemployed communities, Nabajyoti Foundation with limited resource has organized food & essential goods distribution (rice, lentils (dal), potatos, onions, vegetable oil, biscuits and soap) to the low-income families, like Day Labour, Rickshaw Puller and Burber of Dhaka, Comilla and Narsingdi. 10000 family in Dhaka, 5000 Families in Comilla and 2000 Families in Narsingdireceived the products. A total of 17000 families were reached through this program both in urban and rural areas. Volunteers were also campaigning on social distancing during the distribution.
A number of 28 Volunteers from 3 units were enrolled in the program. Volunteers followed the social distancing guideline and wore masks and gloves during the program.