After ravaging our neighbouring country, the Indian variant of coronavirus is spilling into Bangladesh. Local transmission of this variant has already been confirmed by the experts. Meanwhile, sudden rise in Covid-19 detection rate in frontier areas are alarming.
Experts are suggesting strict restrictions in those areas to ensure containment. But, what is the actual situation there? Is Bangladesh ready to handle this threat?
In today's Straight from Star Newsroom Debjani Shyama tries to understand the current situation of coronavirus in Bangladesh and the border areas with The Daily Star reporter Moudud Ahmmed Sujan.