Lockdown withdrawn during Eid: Are we sacrificing the battle against Covid-19?
Even after two weeks of strict movement restrictions and social distancing regulations, 1,359 have died of Covid-19 in the last week, countrywide detection rate doubled to around 30% in last month, and 81.65% of Covid-dedicated ICU beds are now occupied. And now, the government has decided to put a one week break on lockdown.
The National Technical Advisory Committee expressed deep concerns about this decision and recommended 14 days' extension of the countrywide restrictions to control the worst Covid-19 surge ever.
Under the circumstances, can we celebrate Eid at peace or are we looking at an impending disaster in the form of further spike in transmission?
On Straight from Star Newsroom, Farhana Ahmed is joined by The Daily Star reporter Moudud Ahmmed Sujan.