A Brief Review of Covid-19 Situation in Bangladesh

Keywords: Covid-19 Lockdown, Shortage of PPEs, Global Pandemic Crisis, Incentives for officials at Risk

Abstract

 

 

COVID-19 has affected 212 countries around the world, killed more than 287,000 and infected more than 4.2 million. Bangladesh, a South Asian low-middle-income economy, has experienced a demographic andepidemiological transition with rapid urbanization and a gradual increase in life expectancy. It is the seventh most populous country in the world and population of the country is expected to be nearly double by 2050. The increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases in Bangladesh can be attributable to rapid urbanization and nearly 50% of all slum dwellers of the country live in Dhaka division. In 2017, National Rapid Response Team of IEDCR investigated 26 incidents of disease outbreak. The joint survey of the Power and Participation Research Centre and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development reveals that per capita daily income of urban slum and rural poor drops by 80% due to present countrywide shutdown enforced by the government to halt the spread of Covid-19. 40%-50% of these population took loans to meet the daily expenses.

Author Biography

Abdul Kader Mohiuddin, Secretary and Treasurer, Dr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh

Secretary and TreasurerDr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh.

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35. Chowdhury Z. City building ‘locked down’ in name, but not in reality. The Business Standard, 21 March, 2020.
36. Chowdhury Z. Dhaka, Narayanganj clusters locked down. The Business Standard, 07 April, 2020.
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39. Roy R. Covid-19: National lockdown won't work alone. The Financial Express/Views, March 29, 2020.
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41. The Financial Express. Shops, shopping malls to remain open till 5 pm. National, May 04, 2020.
42. Noman M. Covid-19 fallout: 56 lakh shop owners feel the pinch. The business Standard/ Covid-19 in Bangladesh, 29 April, 2020.
43. News Desk. Govt employees cannot leave workplace during Eid holiday. risingbd.com, 04 may, 2020.
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45. UNB News. Coronavirus: Bangladesh cannot afford losing doctors. UNB, April 26, 2020.
46. Star Online Report. 500 doctors infected with Covid-19: Bangladesh Doctors’ Foundation. The daily Star, April 30, 2020.
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49. Star Online Report. 9 doctors among 27 hospital staff sent to home quarantine in Mymensingh. The Daily Star, April 14, 2020.
50. Debnath B. 54 Apollo staff on quarantine after doctor who visited her Covid-19 uncle also gets infected. The Business Standard/Covid-19 in Bangladesh, 11 April, 2020.
51. Sakib SMN. Police in Bangladesh at great risk from pandemic. ANADOLU Agency/ Asia – Pacific, 20 April, 2020.
52. Sumon S. Coronavirus lockdown police officers in Bangladesh get infected. Arab News/Home, 25 April 2020.
53. Star Online Report. 113 police personnel test Covid-19 positive in in last 24 hours. The Daily Star, May 03, 2020.
54. UNB News. Coronavirus: 9 firefighters test positive. UNB, May 03, 2020.
55. Staff Correspondent. Corona infected govt employees to get Tk 10 lakhs. Daily Bangladesh/National, 23 April 2020.
56. Staff Reporter, Dhaka. Daily essentials see price hikes amid COVID-19 lockdown. The Independent/ Business, 04 April, 2020.
57. Hasan MR. Amid Covid-19 Hunger Fear Mounts in Bangladesh. Inter Press Service, 29 April 2020.
58. The Financial Express. Ginger, garlic witness abnormal price hike in capital. Trade, April 25, 2020
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60. Bhuiyan AH. Coronavirus: Prices of disposable medical items rising. The financial Express/Trade, February 14, 2020.
61. TBS Report. Buyers crowd TCB sales centres amid Covid-19 concerns. The Business Standard/Covid-19 in Bangladesh, 06 April, 2020
62. Staff Correspondent. Government to monitor commodity costs to check price hikes. NEWAGE Bangladesh, March 15,2020.
63. Staff Correspondent. Prices of Ramadan essentials rise. NEWAGE Business, April 24,2020.
64. Karim R. Intel agency warns against Ramadan price hike. The Financial Express/Trade, February 10, 2020.
65. Mannan MA. Coronavirus: Jashore farmers take the hit for falling vegetable prices. UNB/Special, April 04, 2020.
66. Shuvo M. Farmers lose, millers gain. The Daily Star, May 28, 2019.
67. Wardad Y. Farmers suffer for low demand, supply crunch. The Financial Express/Trade, April 02, 2020.
68. Mansur AH. Taming coronavirus rampage: Ensuring food security during pandemic. The Daily Star/Business, April 20, 2020.
69. Al Amin M. Bad to worse: Looming locust attack amid coronavirus panic. DhakaTribune/Bangladesh, April 27, 2020.
70. Staff Correspondent. ‘4 more disasters this month’. Daily Bangladesh/National, May 04, 2020.
71. Kelly M. Robust storms threaten flooding, strong winds over India and Bangladesh. AccuWeather/Severe Weather, April 22, 2020.
Published
2020-05-31