Deteriorating Covid-19 situation: govt failing to be proactive?
Proactive decisions to control the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be the norm.
The recent directive to restrict movement through 7 adjacent districts to the capital Dhaka has been announced one month after icddr,b announced that 68% of Covid-19 patients have been infected with the Delta variant.
Is this reactionist approach to pandemic management, testing, and implementing social regulations enough to contain the surge?
Debjani Shyama talks to The Daily Star reporter Mohammad Al-Masum Molla about the current coronavirus situation in Bangladesh and the actions of the government in Straight from Star Newsroom.