Schools Close, Fairs on Amid Omicron Surge in Bangladesh
By Julhas Alam
The school closures are raising eyebrows at a time when Bangladesh is still allowing business events and other major gatherings.
Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe
By Masum Billah
The country withdrew restrictions for a week to celebrate Eid festival. Health experts now fear that the situation may spiral out of control in the weeks ahead.
Bangladesh Lifts Lockdown to Celebrate, Despite Warnings From Health Experts
By Julhas Alam
Tens of millions of Bangladeshis are shopping and traveling during an eight-day pause in the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown for the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha.
Bangladesh’s ‘Reactionary’ COVID-19 Response Is Working, But For How Long?
By Asif Muztaba Hassan and Zarif Faiaz
As the country battles hard to stop an ongoing surge of infections in the border districts, structural difficulties and public indifference about the pandemic are fueling the fire.
India’s Public Health Collapse Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Whole Region
By Atif Choudhury
The failure of the Modi government may spell disaster for the COVID-19 recovery of India’s neighbors.
COVID-19: The Fight Is Far From Over in Cox’s Bazar
By Poonam Khetrapal Singh
Bangladesh has so far successfully limited the health impact of COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar, where upwards of 850,000 Rohingyas reside. But the international community must continue to step up and support the response.
Educating Bangladesh’s Children Amid the Pandemic
By Dipu Moni
Digital schooling is the new normal, and that can be an advantage for the Global South.
What Does COVID-19 Mean for Terrorism in Bangladesh?
By Shafi Md Mostofa
How the pandemic intersects with challenges of Islamist radicalization for Bangladesh.
The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.
Bangladesh Is Suppressing Free Speech During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By AKM Wahiduzzaman
The crackdown on dissent during the crisis is part of a larger pattern from the Awami League government.
The COVID-19 Catastrophe in Bangladesh
By Sudha Ramachandran
The virus risks plunging Bangladesh into social, economic, and political turmoil -- not to mention the public health crisis.
‘Quarantined to Starvation’: A Bangladeshi Sex Worker’s Struggles Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
A Bangladeshi sex worker fears for herself and her family without the prospect of work during the lockdown.