Dhaka, May 23 -- Aside from building awareness, the ruling party is striving to provide accurate information about the disease to counteract the spread of misinformation while conducting assistance programmes online via its official website and Facebook page.

The Awami League and its associate organisations are also going door to door to deliver aid, based on appeals made online.

It is also actively battling the 'infodemic', a term used by the World Health Organization to describe the abundance of misinformation or 'fake news' on the disease, according to its research wing, the Centre for Research and Information (CRI).

"We began running the awareness programmes once the pandemic hit the country and disseminated government orders, heal...