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Volume: 4 Issue 4 [April 2021]


Article:Covid19 in Bangladesh Comparative Analysis of Infected Situation and Control Strategy

Author: Habibur Rahman, Md Al Hasan Ibneh Fahad, Md Nazrul Islam, Azmir Yasin, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Ratan Ali, Sayad Abdul Ahad, Md Ariful Haque


Volume: Vol 4, Issue 4; April 2021
DOI: North American Academic Research, 4(4) 294-306, Apr 2021, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4723574

Abstract: An outbreak of a COVID-19 pandemic disease, caused by a novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has posed a serious threat to global human health. Bangladesh has also come under the attack of this viral disease. Here, we aimed to describe the responses of Bangladesh to tackle the COVID-19, particularly on how Bangladesh is dealing with this novel viral disease with its limited resources. The first case of a COVID-19 patient was detected in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020. Since then, a total of 727,780 peoples are officially reported as COVID-19 infected with 10,588 deaths and Recovered: 628,111 until April 22, 2021. To combat the COVID-19, the government has taken various steps viz. diagnosis of the suspected cases, quarantine of doubted people and isolation of infected patients, local or regional lockdown, closure of all government and private offices, increase public awareness and enforce social distancing, etc. Moreover, to address the socio-economic situations, the government announced several financial stimulus packages of about USD 11.90 billion. However, the government got 3 months since the disease was first reported in China, but the country failed in making proper strategies including contact tracing, introducing antibody/antigen-based rapid detection kit, and also failed to make multi-disciplinary team to combat this disease. Further, limited testing facilities and inadequate treatment service along with public unawareness are the major challenges for Bangladesh to tackle this situation effectively. Along with the government, personal awareness and assistance of non-government organizations, private organizations, researchers, doctors, industrialists, and international organizations are firmly required to mitigate this highly contagious disease. Covid-19 was first detected at Wuhan in China at the end of 2019 on 31st December 2019. On 11th March 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declares SARS-CoV-2 as highly transmissible zoonotic disease and advised every country to take it seriously. The first case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8th March 2020. Gradually, due to community transmission, the government of Bangladesh announced a nationwide lockdown. After few months of lockdown when the case of COVID-19 started to fall the government withdrawn the lockdown and people started to go back to their normal life. But in the winter season of Bangladesh people usually get infected by a different influenza-like virus. In winter season the problem related to the respiratory system normally increases in Bangladesh. So, this tendency can give a spike to COVID-19 infection again. So, researchers are anticipating that the COVID-19 infected case will rise significantly than the first time in this winter that may cause another wave of COVID-19 infection that may cause a nationwide lockdown again.

Cite this article as: Habibur Rahman, Md Al Hasan Ibneh Fahad, Md Nazrul Islam, Azmir Yasin, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Ratan Ali, Sayad Abdul Ahad, Md Ariful Haque;  Covid19 in Bangladesh Comparative Analysis of Infected Situation and Control Strategy;  North American Academic Research, 4(4) 294-306, Apr 2021, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4723574

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