After claiming that Bangladesh has successfully handled the first wave of coronavirus, this time the situation has deteriorated further. Various discussions are going on about this. Coronavirus infection in the country was declining from November last year to February this year. But the second wave began in March. Infections such as the second wave are more severe, as well as the number of serious patients and deaths is much higher than the first wave. This can be seen in the statistics of the health department.
Concerns about the situation have increased as the country has seen an increase in infections from the downturn. The Child Health Research Foundation has done more research on the genome sequence of coronaviruses.
The executive director of the organization said. Sameer Saha said when the infection went downhill, an impression was created among everyone that the situation was under control. He thinks that looseness in all cases is one of the reasons for the severity of the infection.
“We went everywhere from weddings to beaches,” he said. That is why the virus came to us very arbitrarily. When the virus enters the body, it multiplies and mutations occur. The same thing happens with expansion. As a result, walking around or gathering in public without following the health rules is one of the reasons.
He said they found a few more reasons in the study. Said, we have UK and South African variants here. These have spread everywhere. All in all, this has been the case.
Dr. As Samir Saha mentioned, there may be more reasons than this. He thinks that deep research is needed to identify them.
IEDCR officials said they found similar factors in their study.
Professor Sania Tahmina, a former additional director general of the health department, said the lack of research had also delayed understanding the cause of the severity of the infection. There is a lack of institutions to do research. And it’s hard to believe that even ordinary people and policymakers often don’t fully believe in research. Which is why this variant has come – but we found out after two-three months.
Meanwhile, analysts say Bangladesh needs to keep an eye on the deteriorating situation in India.
Dr. Sameer Saha said that a big wave has come in this subcontinent including India and Pakistan.
Professor Sania Tahmina said, the triple mutated virus that has come to West Bengal, when it comes to Bangladesh, what will be the situation – when you think about it, you are shocked.
He thinks it is urgent to take precautionary measures now after analyzing the type of infection in India.
Health department officials say experts are monitoring the movement of the infection in India.
However, many have also questioned whether experts gave any predictions to the government before the second wave.
Government expert or head of the technical committee, Professor. “Even when our infection started to subside, we said we had to be ready for the second wave,” Shahidullah said. We said to be prepared for both prevention and hospital services.
Professor Md. Shahidullah further said, “We have also made it clear that no one can say when this epidemic will leave the world.” Realizing this, we have to do everything we can to control this disease.
Health officials say the first attempt to control the spread of the disease was based on expert advice, with 18-point guidelines. A two-week lockdown was then given.
Now shops and shopping malls are being opened from April 25 in this lockdown.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the ban could be further relaxed if the two-week lockdown ends on April 28.
He mentioned that the government has to take steps considering life and livelihood.
Source: Qadir Kallol’s report, BBC Bangla