Bangladesh ahead in COVID control than Sweden-India: UNFPA
Published: 03:26 PM, 12 October 2021 Updated: 04:54 PM, 12 October 2021
UNFPA’s Bangladesh representative Dr. Asha Torkelson is a farewell meeting with Planning Minister MA Mannan; Photo: Collected
Bangladesh has even shown better capabilities in controlling the COVID pandemic than Sweden, even better than India, said United Nations For Population Activities (UNFPA) Bangladesh representative Dr. Asha Torkelson.
She said this while meeting Planning Minister MA Mannan on Tuesday.
After serving in Bangladesh for about 4 and a half years, UNFPA’s Bangladesh representative Dr. Asha Torkelson bid farewell to the office of the Planning Minister.
At the time, the minister said the UNPFA representative has a population of 90 lakh in her own country, while the population in Bangladesh is 20 times more. However, the deaths by Covid-19 are almost equal to 2 countries.
Appreciating the role of the government during the COVID period, the UN envoy said that the response of the people of this country to vaccination is much higher. There is a lot of opposition to the vaccine in many countries of the world and even in America.
The representative also told the Planning Minister that Bangladesh is a unique example of turning the economy around.
Dr. Asha Torkelson said the stagnation in the economy six months ago has now returned to normal. “From what I see, the full activities has returned,” she said.