Nationwide restrictions to combat consecutive COVID-19 waves: Lessons learnt from a developing country like Bangladesh
Aniqua Tasnim Chowdhury 1, Sanjana Fatema Chowdhury 1 2, Syed Muktadir Al Sium 2, Riyan Al Islam Reshad 1, Sabrina Khan Mim 3, Md. Faruque Miah 1 *
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1 Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh2 Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka, Bangladesh3 Department of Pharmacy, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh * Corresponding Author


Background: Since the first documentation of COVID-19, four waves have hit Bangladesh. This study provides an insight into the scenario of the country during each wave along with the regulations enforced to combat it and it will help the national policy makers to mitigate the loss during any future wave.
Main body: Lockdowns were imposed in many phases but despite all these measures, people were reluctant to follow health guidelines, which worsened the situation. These extended restrictions hampered the country’s economy, people’s mental health, and the academic life of the students. To fight such a situation, alternative steps like stringent area-based lockdowns, imposing immediate restrictions, and ensuring compulsory quarantine for people coming from other countries can be taken. People need to be encouraged to follow health guidelines, wear masks, get vaccinated otherwise restrictions alone will not be enough to assist the country to overcome the loss during pandemic.
Short conclusion: The identification of the transmitting path, as well as the conduct of contact tracing, must be constantly monitored. Strict legislation, along with people’s spontaneous inclination to obey health norms, can help the country overcome the epidemic and establish a positive outcome.


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Article Type: Review Article

J CLIN EXP INVEST, 2022, Volume 13, Issue 3, Article No: em00799

Publication date: 02 Jul 2022

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