Bangladesh: Trailing Behind the Virus

Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely-populated countries, officially reported its first Covid-19 case on March 8, 2020. The first death because of the pandemic occurred on March 18, 2020. The viral infection had, by March 31, 2020, infected 51 individuals and claimed 5 lives.
It is suspected that these numbers many not give the full picture of the problem in Bangladesh because of low number of tests done there. According to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), 1,220 suspected cases had been tested till March 31, 2020 out of which 51 tested positive.Read More…

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