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More questions than answers

  • Published at 09:40 pm May 30th, 2020
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Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

It is right for people to expect more information

Bangladesh is set to relax lockdown restrictions from today.

However, what is important to recognize, as we move into opening up the country, is that there remain plenty of questions that remain unaddressed and that we must be extra cautious about any long-term decisions at this very critical stage in the spread of coronavirus.

This has generally appeared to be the sentiment of public health experts as well; with so many changing variables, the situation in Bangladesh, our testing capabilities, and the novel nature of Covid-19, identifying good data has certainly been difficult to come about -- and thus epidemiological modelling remains challenging.

Moreover, there appears to be a lack of information regarding Bangladesh, in particular, the rationale behind the decisions taken by the authorities concerned and the policy-makers throughout Bangladesh’s journey in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. 

However, this must change. 

With the country relaxing lockdown restrictions, while simultaneously seeing increases in daily infections, the people of Bangladesh have a right to know why the government is taking the decisions that it is taking.

While it is to be assumed that the authorities concerned and the policy-makers must have their reasons for their decisions, with a consultation with experts, the general population’s trust in these decisions will greatly increase were the authorities to explain their decisions.

Yes, the government has put forward numerous health guidelines to follow as lockdowns ease, but with human to human contact remaining the principal means through which this disease continues to spread and transmit, it is right for people to expect more information.

Right now, we are still in the dark about a number of factors, so it is of utmost importance for the government to understand that we are not out of the woods yet, as such, a grave responsibility still rests with the authorities in avoiding further death.

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