COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 10 August 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 260,507 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 3,438 have died and 150,437 have recovered after treatment. In total, 452,378 people have been quarantined (institutional and home) till date of whom 399,63...

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 257,600 cases till 9th August and 3,399 of them died. 148,370 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since ...

Government prioritizing Agriculture sector during Corona crisis: Speakers at 'Beyond the Pandemic

Speakers here in a webinar said the government is very much sincere about the country’s agriculture sector during the pandemic and the ongoing flood across the country as the government has taken different pragmatic steps to make the sector more thriving. They were participating in the 12th episode of the ruling Awami League’s ongoi...

Beyond the Pandemic’s 12th Episode: Impact of Corona on Agriculture

The global outbreak of Coronavirus, super cyclone Amphan and recent flooding in north and north-eastern region of Bangladesh have made a serious impact in the country’s agriculture and seasonal harvesting. To discuss and analyze the effect of these natural crises on the agriculture sector, Bangladesh Awami League is organizing the 12th epi...

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

Beyond The Pandemic on 14th July: Flow of Accurate Information during Corona crisis

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’s 11th episode is going to be broadcasted on Tuesday, 14th July. This episode will focus on how to ensure the flow of proper information during a national or a global crisis and what are the ways to prevent the flow of inaccurate information. The webinar ...

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic

Saima Wazed Hossain: The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response as well. S...

Beyond the Pandemic on 7th July to portray youth’s role during COVID-19 crisis

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’s 10th episode is going to be broadcasted on Tuesday, 7th July. This episode will focus on the role of young leaders and activists during the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will start from 8.30 pm on Awami League’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.c...

Grassroots’ Role in Fighting COVID-19: Beyond the Pandemic’s 9th episode

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ is set to return on 4th July. This episode is going to discuss the role of government and the party’s grassroots leaders during the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will start from 8.30 pm on Awami League’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/...

Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors

Pranab Kumar Panday: Recently, I was taken aback by following the news that portrayed the killing of a doctor after being brutally beaten by a patient's relatives in Khulna on the allegation that he committed a mistake while undertaking a surgery that caused patient's death. The doctor was suffering from serious brain haemorrhage and was admitt...

45.66 Lakh families in Rajshahi Division get relief support

Around 45.66 lakh jobless and other hard-hit families consisting around 2.05 crore people have, so far, received government’s relief support to mitigate their livelihood related difficulties being triggered by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rajshahi division. The government, as part of its continuous humanitarian support to h...

Beyond the Pandemic’s 8th episode to focus on Education and Skill Development of Youth

The eighth episode of ‘Beyond The Pandemic’, Bangladesh Awami League’s webinar, will be broadcasted on 30th June at 8.30 PM. This episode’s topic is ‘Education and Skill Development of Youth: Future Strategies’ where the speakers will discuss the initiatives taken for ensuring proper education and creating op...

Prioritize labour-based small entrepreneurs to disburse incentives: Speakers at CRI's Webinar

Labor-intensive small entrepreneurs should be given priority during the disbursement of government announced Tk 20,000 crore incentive package for small and medium entrepreneurships, suggested analysts at a dialogue. “If these entrepreneurs can reinitiate their businesses, employments will be catalyzed,” Policy Research Institute (P...

Proposed budget to keep the economy strong and help people survive: Speakers at 'Beyond the Pandemic's latest apisode

Speakers at a webinar here said the proposed budget for 2020-21 fiscal would help the people survive and save the economy of the country amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. They came up with the remarks, joining the 6th episode of the Awami League’s ongoing webinar titled ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ on Tuesday night. Moderated ...

Beyond the Pandemic: Sixth episode to discuss on Budget 2020-2021

The sixth episode of ‘Beyond The Pandemic’, Bangladesh Awami League’s webinar, will be broadcasted on 16th June at 8.30 PM. This episode’s topic is ‘Budget 2020-2021: Budget for Lives and Livelihood’. The speakers will discuss the focuses of the latest national budget during the worst pandemic of the century....

HPM Sheikh Hasina for 'rapid invention' of vaccines to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for “rapid invention” of newer vaccines to protect mankind from the pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19), saying that vaccination has proved to be one of the most important means to combat contagious diseases. “The present COVID-19 pandemic proved how really powerless we are in the face...

Grassroot workers risking their lives to send help to people: Speakers at Beyond the Pandemic’s 4th episode

Speakers of the latest episode of Beyond The Pandemic agrees that while fighting this COVID-19 crisis, distressed and low-income people are getting help as the grass root workers of Bangladesh Awami League are risking their lives. Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar titled Beyond the Pandemic was broadcasted live on 2nd June which i...

Beyond The Pandemic’s 4th episode: Role of a public representative

The fourth episode of ‘Beyond The Pandemic’, Bangladesh Awami League’s webinar on Coronavirus issues, will be broadcasted on 2nd June at 8.30 PM. This episode’s topic is ‘Role of Public Representatives during Corona Crisis’. The speakers will discuss what a Member of Parliament or any elected representative i...

HPM's 19th Stimulus Package: Government to subsidize bank interest of April-May

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a new stimulus package to waive Tk2,000 crore bank interest of the people affected badly by the nationwide shutdown enforced to contain the coronavirus pandemic. “Today (Sunday), we are declaring a new incentive package which is the 19th. Under the package, the borrowers need not to repay Tk2,000...

Beyond the Pandemic's Episode 3: Lockdown withdrawn to save lives and livelihoods

Bangladesh Awami League has broadcasted the third episode of special webinar 'Beyond The Pandemic'. In the latest session, speakers said that the lockdown has been withdrawn to save both the lives and livelihoods of the people of the country. This episode's topic was ‘Reopening Economic Activities Following Health Regulations: Realit...

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