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Covid-19 A Humanitarian Crisis For BD

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16th-May-2020       
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Abu Salem Hussain :
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Coronavirus is a type of virus. Overview a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called Covid-19. There are more symptoms from the coronavirus including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throats, unexplained loss of taste or smell, diarrhoea and headache. The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. With the entire nation on lockdown, millions are unable to go to work, causing families in poverty to go hungry. On the other hand, Covid-19 is a humanitarian crisis with a public health dimension. During the period of pandemic, we need to ensure the personal protective equipment takes priority. The novel coronavirus keeps expanding its lethal grip on Bangladesh. We know in Bangladesh Covid-19 threaten to cause a humanitarian crisis. We need to find the best path in ourselves and spread helping attitudes each other survive this crisis. This is a serious humanitarian crisis and only via proper sanitization and the distribution of health kits can we curb the coronavirus. After a long lockdown and tragic loss of life throughout the world, life is still uncertain. Some questions grapple us. Will the business reopen? Will the jobs come back? Will we travel again? Will there be a demand? Among these uncertain thoughts, one thing is certain, Covid-19 crisis is the defining global health crisis of our times and the toughest humanitarian challenge. Covid-19 has made its way to the impact of outbreaks can be devastating. The fear is that the pandemic may exacerbate existing humanitarian crises and that could worsen living conditions for general people.
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One of the biggest challenges that all countries in the world are facing is the shortage of medical supplies to fight the coronavirus. Considering the potential threat of a pandemic, we should have learned by now that human activities and aspirations cannot be an afterthought in epidemics. I think this crisis may supply an opportunity to see the value of truth and reality. People are talking about maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene to stop Covid-19 outbreaks. In densely populated country like Bangladesh, you cannot enforce social distancing in many ways. Health experts have warned that smokers with Covid-19 likely suffer more serious conditions that could lead to premature death. Doctors in hospital and clinic are refusing to treat patients. For that reason, this has sparkled anger and anxiousness among the common people. Due to the coronavirus outbreaks across the world, including Bangladesh, should give the importance considering public health. Moreover, about life, death and duty, the coronavirus brings moral and ethical responsibility to doctors. With the pandemic, a right respecting and responsive leadership that avoids censorship, builds trust and cases for those most at risk. Bangladesh restricted all sorts of gatherings, including religions, political, social and cultural events across the country.
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The economic shutdown sparkled by Covid-19 threatens millions of livelihoods in the country immediately. The pandemic has led to few economic tectonics which will become apparent only later.
That issues arise from the medical state of emergency are many and governments have an obligation to respond morally. Most importantly, the tools of reflection and self-awareness are supportive when everything about is shifting. So, the coronavirus pandemic throws up fundamental political, ethical and existential questions. My approach is that social distance to prevent coronavirus is as much a public health issue as it is a moral one. We all want the economy to come back to life, we want people to return to work, we want our children to go back to school, and we all want to be able to move freely again. But our immediate priority must remain to slow down the spread of the virus and to prevent a massive loss of life. We must do this while preventing our economy from collapsing and saving our people from hunger. We are determined to pursue a path that both saves lives and protects livelihoods. The coronavirus knows no borders. That's why the government is working around the clock to help those most in need of country. The aid organisations we fund are acting as fast as they can to adapt the way they operate to protect the people they serve in this unprecedented health crisis. This includes installing hand-washing stations in home, disinfecting public spaces and spreading awareness on how to minimise the risk of contracting the disease. We need more solidarity that can save more lives. Shaking hands, hugging, sitting close to each other and other forms of physical contact enable this virus to be transmitted, and must be avoided.
We must continue to wash our hands regularly and thoroughly using water and soap or sanitizer. To stay safe and to keep others safe we must continue to respect whatever restrictions that are placed on our movement and on our daily lives. If you need to leave your home while physical distancing, we should follow national health advice and stay safe.
So, the world is facing a global pandemic with enormous personal, societal and economic consequences in the last decades. Healthcare should to be distributed fairly. Because there is a continuous pressure to protect and treat non-covid-19 patients. The public should be aware of them in order to keep the outbreak under control. We are going through hard time. Necessary steps should be taken immediately to stop the spreading of corona. It is not possible for government alone to tackle it if we all don't act responsibly. We all need to follow the guidelines strictly as directed by the government. It will be wise not to preach such messages or comments in social media that can make people excited at this crisis. Rather we should make the people aware and extend our cooperative mentality and necessary equipments should be provided in proportion of necessity.

(Abu Salem Hussain, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Barishal; email:abusalem213306ziahall@gmail.com)

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