Editorial

Coronavirus may resurge

Wear mask, comply with health protocols


Bangladeshpost
Published : 26 Apr 2022 09:00 PM

The Covid-19 cases may rise in Bangladesh as the new versions of coronavirus are spreading in different countries of the world. Therefore, we all will have to be careful to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Bangladesh continued reporting zero Covid-19 death in the past few days while Coronavirus positive cases have also declined sharply. When life has returned to normal and Covid-19 cases are on a decline in Bangladesh, the number of fresh cases of Coronalvirus in neighbouring India and other countries has been going up steadily, indicating the fourth coronavirus wave there.


We all will have to strictly follow health 

guideline to face the Covid-19 

pandemic’s fourth wave


Amid fears of the fourth coronavirus wave in India, the health experts are saying that there is a possibility that new variants are emerging. Considering the issue, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 on Monday issued a six-point guideline, which includes increasing screening of passengers at all ports in Bangladesh to prevent the spread of Covid-19. It recommended following the health rules strictly, which includes wearing facemasks and maintaining social distancing to prevent spreading of the lethal virus. 

Shoppers and home-bound people must follow all essential health rules including wearing facemasks. The health ministry will also have to make the hospitals alert to control and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The government will also have to increase surveillance and performing genome sequencing of new Covid-19 variants.

Bangladesh has become role model for controlling coronavirus as the country successfully handled three waves of the deadly virus. When almost the entire world was struggling to combat the lethal virus Bangladesh has taken multiple measures under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to protect lives of the people from the disease. Bangladesh has so far inoculated nearly 25 crore doses of vaccines. Bangladesh has brought 75 percent people under Covid-19 vaccination coverage. Twelve million people aged 60 years and above received coronavirus vaccine in the country. 

The government has provided adequate healthcare facilities for protecting the people from the deadly virus. Therefore, we all will have to strictly follow health guideline to face the Covid-19 pandemic’s fourth wave. Every individual has the responsibility to ensure his or her own protection alongside their family members and the neighbours. All must avoid crowd, use masks whenever they go outdoors and get cleaned upon their return home and inhale hot water vapour.