Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Bangladesh takes lessons from past mistakes
November 18th, 2020 at 10:37 pm
EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Bangladesh takes lessons from past mistakes

It appears that the government is in full gear to contain the second wave of COVID-19 with a number of measures taking lessons of the past mistake when the pandemic hit Bangladesh in March this year.

It is a rare exercise as we know that neither we learn from history or mistakes of the past. It became a norm.

We are glad that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has done and it deserves our thanks.

The measures include making the “No Mask, No Service” effective along with the order to wear face mask or face punishment.

The most important decision, we believe, is the order not only to have COVID-19 negative certificate for those arriving from abroad, but also face a second check in Bangladesh.

We pray and hope that these measures will be ebforced strictly and many people will be spared from the deadly virus that is showing indication of a new spike or second wave over the past several days.

The law enforcers are after illegal clinics, hospitals and test centres which will greatly contribute in containing the disease which first originated from Wuan, China. Had the World Health Organisation had locked down China, most likely the killer virus would not have spread across the globe.

We hope our politicians will also learn from their past mistake and take Bangladesh forward on a positive note without resorting to street violence or .