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Coronavirus Pandemic

Normalcy returning

Published : 05 Aug 2020 10:25 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 03:46 PM
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Normalcy starts returning slowly to the country amid coronavirus pandemic situation as all government and private organizations excepting educational institutions are gradually resuming activities.

Likewise, after a lapse of four months, the common trial proceduresin the lower court started from Wednesday.Court premises witnessed most of the lawyers taking part in the proceedings wearing masks.

Masudur Rahman, a member of the Dhaka Bar Association, told The Bangladesh Post that they were very happy to see the lower court resuming normal court proceedings after four months. 

“Lawyers have gone through extremefinancial and psychological struggle due to the closure of lower court proceedings for the last four months. Now the lawyers are all happy that the court activities returning to normal,” he added.

The day after Eid-UlAzha in most of the divisional cities and district towns across the country people began their respective works. Banks, shopping malls, restaurants and tourist spots all over the country are witnessing a sheer volume of people’s presence.

Export oriented ready-made garments factories also resumed operationsin Gazipur and Narayanganj from Tuesday.

“Adhering to health directives due to corona virus all over the country home goers have started returning to the capital, since the day after Eid,” saida bus counter manager of SR Travels. 

Earlier, education minister DrDipu Moni also hinted to resume academic activities in educational institutions from September depending on the situation as the infection rates showing downward trend. 

Regarding people’s life back to normalcy, public health professor Dr Ahmed Hussain said, “Corona has thrown the toughest choice globally to people-- life or livelihood? For developing countries like Bangladesh both are equallyimportant,”

From my perspective, people have adopted the emerged situation throughout timeline, he added.

Dr Hussain said “Obviously you have to wear mask if you go to work or outside. Maintain physical distance and keep your mental strength high if you feel any sickness.”

On Wednesday, 33 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,654 new cases of infectionreported, testing 11,160 samples.

Moving on, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 3,267 and the number of total infections stood at 246,674. 

"Besides, some 1,890 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 1,41,750," Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor DrNasima Sultana made the disclosure during a virtual briefing.