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A Review on Present Scenario of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 23 December 2020 / Approved: 25 December 2020 / Online: 25 December 2020 (13:08:17 CET)

How to cite: Rahman, M.R.; Sajib, E.H.; Chowdhury, I.M.; Banik, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Ahmed, H. A Review on Present Scenario of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020120661 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0661.v1). Rahman, M.R.; Sajib, E.H.; Chowdhury, I.M.; Banik, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Ahmed, H. A Review on Present Scenario of COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020120661 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0661.v1).

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been showing a speedy growth in the number of infected patients with a remarkable mortality rate, thus it has become a worldwide public health concern. From March 8, 2020, the disease was confirmed to start spreading in Bangladesh. Since then, people got infected so exponentially that the country positions at the list of top infected countries in the world. Therefore, the objective of this comprehensive review was representing overall scenario of COVID-19 in different sectors of Bangladesh, particularly prioritizing the health sector. Up to 14 September 2020, 339,332 confirmed cases and 4,759 deaths were reported. An alarming fact is that while the global mutation rate of coronavirus is 7.23 % in average, the rate is 12.6 % in Bangladesh. Although the government ruled preventive strategies such as nationwide lockdown, social distancing, contact monitoring, quarantine and isolation, it was difficult to implement those due to lack of public awareness, inappropriate attitudes and so on. Moreover, the overburdened healthcare system had a weak response at initial stage because of insufficient healthcare facilities. Consequently, this pandemic affected severely almost all the important sectors of the country, specifically the economy, agriculture and health sectors. Hence, focusing on healthcare system as well as maintaining social distance and other essential precautions can limit the spread of infection and help to alleviate the severity of the pandemic.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Pandemic situation; Bangladesh; Health sector; Biotechnology

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