Published: 07 Apr, 2020
Covid-19 Coronavirus infection has taken a deadly shape in the world today. All of us know that this epidemic disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. Most of the country of the world has gone under lockdown already. We, the human race are passing through the toughest time due to the corona virus pandemic. People from every corner of the world are suffering severely. Due to maintain social distancing, countries of all over the world has applied this lockdown. Our Bangladesh is also not in exception.
First three cases were identified in Bangladesh on the 8th of March, 2020. As of 6 April 2020, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), there are 123 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh, including 33 patients who have recovered and 12 related deaths; Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is 09.76%.
On the other hand, 420 peoples are in isolation and 67,580 peoples are in quarantine as per the Covid-19 situation report of Bangladesh as on the 6th of April 2020.
Bangladesh has imposed lockdown nationwide since the date of 26th March, 2020 and long-lasting still.
As Bangladesh is a developing country, most of the people cannot afford the luxury of staying at their places without doing their jobs. For them, no work results no money and consequently no food. They completely live on hand to mouth. If they have no work, then they have no afford to buy food. Most of the under privileged people such as farmers, day laborers, garment workers, construction workers, rickshaw pullers, transport workers and so on are deeply victim of lockdown situation. The longer this lockdown period is continuing, the more people are getting affected. Besides the poor, lower middle class and middle class people are also suffering less or more.
Government has taken various admirable and estimable steps to ensure supplies of their daily needs. But only government’s alone action is not enough in this terrible situation . Everyone should extend a helping hand from their respective positions. Considering this reality of the present situation, ‘Voluntary Activities for Social & Human Advancement (VASHA) foundation’ has conducted a relief program to stick up for the needy people. As a Non-Government and Not-for-profit organization, VASHA Foundation distributed 465 food packs containing rice, lentils, oil, potatoes, flour, soap and onions as gift to the poor and lockdown affected families which live on hand to mouth at the area of Firojshah and Bondor in Chattogram district on the date of 2nd and 3rd of April,2020 respectively.