Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better
Salina Aziz, Syeda
Ul Hoque, Mahan
Osmani, S. R.
Siddiquee, M. S. H.
Jahan Antara, Iffat
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As Bangladesh celebrates its 50th year of independence in 2021, it also faces an unprecedented health, social, and economic crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wave of the highly transmissible and deadly Delta variant of the Coronavirus swept through a population, of which less than 3% have been fully vaccinated. Infection rates rose sharply from mid-May to mid-July of 2021, but the 1.12 million recorded cases and 18,125 recorded deaths are very likely to be an underestimation. After the first nationwide lockdown of 2021 was announced on 5 April, a second and officially far stricter lockdown was declared in July 2021; but restrictions were eased for the Eid-ul-Adha festival on 21 July. A large majority of the population continues to rely on daily wages, indicating the need for cash or food support to allow them to comply with the lockdown.
CitationBIGD & ARC. (2021). State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID19 in Bangladesh: Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better. State of Governance report series, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)
Rights holderBRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)
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