Govt working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against COVID-19

The Government of Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against Covid-19 by the end of next year. To that end, here are some important facts regarding the mass vaccination programme (updated till evening of 15 July 2021): a) 10.2 million+ people have registered for getting vaccinated; b) 10.9 m...

Collective Efforts to Overcome Corona Pandemic

Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangladesh has been devastated by the second wave of Covid-19. The situation is getting worse day by day. The number of corona patients per day has reached more than 13,000 and the death toll has risen to a record high of 230. The overall Corona situation has created a kind of fear among the people. Although almost two week...

Lockdown extension a prudent decision

Pranab Kumar Panday: The government of Bangladesh has been implementing lockdown since April 14 to deal with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have already learned that the implementation of complete lockdown is one of the most effective tools to prevent the spread of the lethal Coronavirus. Implementing lockdown means forcing people...

Sheikh Hasina: Leading Bangladesh through pandemic

2020 was a significant year for Bangladesh. The country and its people were all gearing up to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. The nation’s mood was optimistic. 2019 had been a good year, both economically and socially....

Japan to invest more in Bangladesh after Covid-19: Japanese Ambassador

Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Naoki Ito today said his country will make more investments in Bangladesh after the coronavirus situation ends. "Japan will make more investment in Bangladesh after coronavirus situation goes," he said while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Gono Bhaban residence in the city. PM...

Stop being unfair to Sheikh Hasina's success in handling the pandemic

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The entire planet has been living a veritable doomsday since the eruption of last year's Covid-19 pandemic. Its health and economic impacts are so grave that many of the world's strongest economies are still in the doldrums. The US, UK, and the majority of the European countries are still struggling to deal with the sec...

Bridging Rural-Urban Gap in Vaccination

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In continuation of its performance in grappling with the worst pandemic of the century, the government led by Sheikh Hasina has shown its credibility in demonstrating the essences of vaccination to shield citizens from further contamination to the Covid-19 lethal virus. It has succeeded in organizing the vaccine and has...

Vaccination rate increasing every day: 900,000 people vaccinated against COVID19 in 7 days

More than 900,000 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh in seven days since the mass inoculation began on Feb 7. On Sunday, the health workers administered over 169,000 doses across the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS. At the 47 hospitals in Dhaka, nearly 23,000 ...

COVID Vaccination begins in Bangladesh, gets warm response

Mass inoculation against Covid-19 that began across the country yesterday drew warm response from different sections of people. In most of the districts, cabinet members, lawmakers and government officials took the shot of vaccine to gain public trust. The health department has set up multiple booths at district headquarters and upazila health...

How does it feel to take COVID vaccine in Bangladesh?

Mamun Al Mahtab: A question was haunting some people for quite some time – will the coronavirus vaccine ever land on Bangladesh? That phase is over and another freshly brewed issue is here. All the speculations are bid farewell to as the vaccine has been rolled out in the country. All eyes are now fixated on the people who are receiving ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates COVID vaccination in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today formally inaugurated the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at Kurmitola General Hospital through videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence. The much-anticipated inoculation drive began with vaccinating a nurse at first while some 20-25 frontline Covid-19 fighters, including physicians, nurses, healt...

Bangladesh economy indomitable despite COVID-19

While the world is reeling under an economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh’s economy was able to escape a contraction in 2020 and its annual rate of GDP growth will continue to accelerate throughout the 2021-25 period, so says a think tank. Between 2021 and 2025, Bangladesh’s annual rate of GDP growth will accelera...