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Covid-19 Situation in Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 5 May 2020 / Approved: 6 May 2020 / Online: 6 May 2020 (08:45:39 CEST)

How to cite: Mohiuddin, A.K. Covid-19 Situation in Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020050094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0094.v1). Mohiuddin, A.K. Covid-19 Situation in Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020050094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0094.v1).

Abstract

COVID-19 has affected 210 countries around the world, killed more than 240,000 and infected more than 3.4 million. Bangladesh, a South Asian low-middle-income economy, has experienced a demographic and epidemiological 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.

Subject Areas

COVID-19 Lockdown; Shortage of PPEs; Global Pandemic Crisis; Incentives for Officials at Risk

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