Are authorities failing to control the deteriorating Covid-19 situation?
Bangladesh is in the middle of another deadly surge of Covid-19. Border districts are experiencing upto 66% detection rate, while the country average -- itself concerning nonetheless -- was around 14% on Saturday.
At least 22 districts have a detection rate of 20% or above. Rajshahi Medical College Hospital is struggling to handle patients even with opening new coronavirus wards. Hundreds of patients are waiting for beds in Khulna Medical College Hospital. Is the healthcare system prepared to handle this crisis?
Zyma Islam discusses the current situation of coronavirus in Bangladesh with The Daily Star health reporter Moudud Ahmed Sujon, in Straight from Star Newsroom.