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COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Challenges and How to Address Them
Front. Public Health ; (8)20200430.
Article in English | ELSEVIER | ID: covidwho-334504
ABSTRACT
As the coronavirus outbreak quickly surges worldwide, many countries are adopting non-therapeutic preventive measures, which include travel bans, remote office activities, country lockdown, and most importantly, social distancing. However, these measures face challenges in Bangladesh, a lower-middle-income economy with one of the world's densest populations. Social distancing is difficult in many areas of the country, and with the minimal resources the country has, it would be extremely challenging to implement the mitigation measures. Mobile sanitization facilities and temporary quarantine sites and healthcare facilities could help mitigate the impact of the pandemic at a local level. A prompt, supportive, and empathic collaboration between the Government, citizens, and health experts, along with international assistance, can enable the country to minimize the impact of the pandemic.

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Full text: Available Database: ELSEVIER Type: Article Language: English Journal: Front. Public Health Year: 2020