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COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 03 June 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 55,140 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 746 have died and 11,590 have recovered after treatment. In total, 287,879 people have been quarantined (institutional and home) till date of whom 228,743 have...

Government’s initiative to fight Coronavirus

Countries around the world have come to a halt as the COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading out every minute. Reported first by China, it has already affected more than 200 countries. Since March 8, Bangladesh reported 49,534 cases till 1st June and 672 of them died. 10,597 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since the ou...

Six-Point Demands: Roadmap For Bangladesh’s Emancipation

On 7th June in 1966, the people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in the province in support of the Awami League's Six-Point demands of autonomy announced a few months earlier by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The strike, in the course of which a number of individuals were killed in police firing and a number of others were injured, w...

Sheikh Hasina: Daughter of Democracy and Herald of Change

She gave the nation a new vision – Vision 2021, transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country. She gave Bangladeshis the dream of Digital Bangladesh- an IT-based country. Four decades into independence, she has brought solace for 3 million martyrs and their families by initiating the much-awaited war crimes trial. Prime Minister Sh...

Cooperation and not isolation will help us fight COVID-19

HPM Sheikh Hasina writes about her policies and plans to fight Covid-19, published on World Economic Forum's website www.weforum.org. --- The world is facing a battle against an unknown and invisible enemy. This enemy does not respect any border or hierarchy and unfortunately has exposed the fragilities in our systems. Over the last five week...