Second wave of Covid-19: Important decision coming...

Dhaka, Thursday   29 October 2020

Second wave of Covid-19: Important decision coming

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:28 AM, 22 September 2020   Updated: 12:01 PM, 22 September 2020

Second wave of Covid-19: Important decision coming

Second wave of Covid-19: Important decision coming

Coronavirus is far from over. Some countries are still dealing with large epidemics, but even those currently controlling the virus fear "the second wave". Bangladesh has the risk of facing a second wave of coronavirus. Considering the second wave, an inter-ministerial meeting will be held on Tuesday where many important decisions may have been taken.

It is learned that the government is fearing the second wave of coronavirus infection in late October and November. Therefore, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed to prepare using the existing experience. 

Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said, "In many countries, especially in cold countries, the second phase of infection is taking place. We have called an inter-ministerial meeting on Tuesday to prepare for this."

According to sources, the meeting will decide on the measures to be taken in case of infection in the second phase. The issue of whether the lockdown will be implemented again if the rate of infection is excessive will also be discussed. 

The cabinet secretary said, "We do not know what the level of the second phase of the infection will be. But we have to be prepared."

Earlier, a statement from the Covid-19 National Technical Advisory Committee said that the second phase of the infection was seen in different countries. Our country is also at risk of second wave of coronavirus infection. In the second phase, it is recommended to be fully prepared to ensure health care in case of infection as well as prevention of infection. For the second time, it is advisable to prepare a roadmap for the prevention and control of infection and take full preparation accordingly.

The government has decided to reduce the number of unused beds in Covid-19 hospital. The National Advisory Committee thinks there is still a need for isolation centers. It is advisable to be prepared so that it is not completely shut down and reused if necessary.

According to the advisory committee, although coronavirus vaccines are active worldwide, the availability of effective vaccines is time-consuming. As it is not possible to continue the lockdown in the interest of livelihood, awareness activities need to be intensified to ensure more public awareness and more active participation in hygiene compliance.