Relaxed Lockdown in Bangladesh During COVID-19: Should Economy Outweigh Health?

Document Type: Letter to Editor

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1 Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre, School of Aviation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2 Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3 Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dear Editor,

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019/severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has challenged scientists and policy-makers worldwide. As of June 5, 2020, it has spread across 216 countries, infected 6.5 million people and caused 387 155 deaths, and has pushed the boundaries of healthcare infrastructure, forced lockdowns and halted economies. Bangladesh, a country of the global south is no exception, with a total of 60 391 reported cases with 811 deaths since its first diagnosis on 8 March. These estimates have been made based on the 372 365 tests in 52 testing centers across the country as of June 5, 2020.1 ... (Read more...)

 

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