Al Sattar, A, Irin, N, Belgrad, JP, Haider, N, Chisty, NN, Mohsin, MAS, Foysal, M, Das, T, Uddin, MH, Hasan, RB, Ferdous, J, Hasan, M, Mahmud, R, Samad, MA, Giasuddin, M, Biswas, PK, Pfeiffer, DU, Debnath, NC, Fournié, G, Tomley, FM and Hoque, MA (2022) Measures, Gaps, and Mitigation Strategies in Bangladesh’s COVID-19 Response. EcoHealth, 19 (3). 378 - 389. ISSN 1612-9202

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread rapidly from China to most other countries around the world in early 2020 killing millions of people. To prevent virus spread, world governments implemented a variety of response measures. This paper’s objectives were to discuss the country’s adopted measures to combat the virus through June 2020, identify gaps in the measures’ effectiveness, and offer possible mitigations to those gaps. The measures taken included screening device deployment across international air and land ports, flight suspensions and closures from COVID-19 affected countries, and declaration and extension of a national public holiday (equivalent to lockdowns in other countries). Identified gaps were test kit, PPE, ICU beds, and ventilator shortages, limited public awareness, and insufficient coordination and collaboration among national and international partners. Proper and timely risk mapping, preparedness, communication, coordination, and collaboration among governments and organizations, and public awareness and engagement would have provided sufficient COVID-19 mitigation in Bangladesh. </jats:p>

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