7 harsh truths you wouldn’t have known if there were no coronavirus in Bangladesh
The year 2020 would be remembered as the worst ordeal in our lives.
A lot of dreadful realities which you couldn't have seen otherwise.
The following gives you a tour of some of the realities concerning Bangladesh.
Find out how many of these you can relate.
People have shown they can stoop so low that even animals can’t beat them
How was it possible that the children left their mother behind in a jungle, just because she had flu-like symptoms?
Family abandons woman with flu-like symptoms in Tangail forest
A woman suspected to be showing symptoms of coronavirus was left behind in a forest in Tangail's Shakhipur upazila…
You may think it’s impossible. I wish you were correct.
When this incident came to light, it stunned everyone in the country. Expressing her shock over the incident, the Prime minister urged everyone to be more compassionate in this difficult time.
Wondering that it’s an isolated case?
Sorry to say, you’ll find many such reports of how much cruel people can be in the wake of coronavirus.
BGMEA's cruel joke
April is the cruelest month and it was proven so once again when thousands of garment workers trudged back to Dhaka…
Man dies after sons abandon him in a sack suspecting Covid-19
Two sons have abandoned their father in their village home in Pabna after bringing him there from Chattogram in a sack…
We’ve almost lost our faith in the health care system after seeing the unprecedented ruthlessness of the hospitals
Look at this picture.
This picture speaks a lot about the unbearable pain of this grandfather who couldn't save his grandchild.
But, what happened?
The kid had an accident and was badly injured.
After being denied treatment from 4 different hospitals, he rushed his grandchild to Chattogram Medical where the kid took his last breath in the stretcher.
Maybe, the kid understood by then it was pointless to hope for treatment any longer.😢
The Daily Star
This photograph, on the front page of yesterday's The Daily Star, of a five-year-old named Shaon, lying dead on a…
Alongside the coronavirus, private hospitals overcharging patients have become yet another woe for us.
Virus patient charged Tk 86,000 for '30 minutes' of oxygen therapy
Md Mozammel Haque claimed he was billed Tk 358,000 for 16 days of treatment at the medical facility. The bill stated…
United Hospital demanded Tk1.5 lakh bill from a victim's family without showing report
Multiple investigations ongoing, Fire Service to submit report next week The United Hospital authorities asked for a…
After reading all these, I can hear you asking me,“ Where will we go?”
I really don’t know.
We are helpless! We have no option but to live with it.
As far as the health care in Bangladesh is concerned, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Coronavirus can kill anyone at any time. But, this fear of death couldn't quell the absurd corruptions of some individuals
By now, everyone has understood we all are at risk of the virus. Every day, the death toll update is making us more worried.
When we can realise that death is very close, what do you think we would do?
Regret, Repent, Asking for forgiveness, Pray.
Before the pandemic, I had this perception.
But, the following corruption cases have proven me wrong. To some people, greed outweighs the fear of death.
Govt official detained with bribe money
A government official has been arrested in Brahmanbaria while taking bribe. Md Qutub Uddin, auditor of Brahmanbaria…
Coronavirus: Relief theft goes on across the country
On Sunday, local administrations unearthed many incidents of relief theft and arrested people involved in these corrupt…
Syndicates selling used mask, gloves
Taking advantage of growing demand for hand gloves and masks, several syndicates are reselling discarded products…
Hunger is more real than the virus.
“Not coronavirus, it’s the hunger we fear”
'Not coronavirus, it's hunger that we fear'
Sitting in front of her small tin-roofed house at Gulistan slum, Munmun was thinking about how she would feed her three…
Very well said!
If you’re someone living on hand-to-mouth, you’ll understand the full meaning of the line stated above
Imagine yourself surviving on a single meal every day. Spending all day in lockdown with tolerating the pangs of hunger. Helpless! This is going on for days. Now, you tell me which one you find more real: hunger or the virus?
When the first phase of lockdown was about to end, you’ve seen hordes of garment workers coming to Dhaka to join their factories. Though, the government didn't lift the lockdown then.
It happened only because of the fear of hunger, so real that they walked on foot for hours after hours to join their factories despite the tremendous hazards involved.
RMG Workers: Thousands rush in, raise fear of spread
Thousands of garment workers yesterday returned to work in industrial belts in Dhaka and elsewhere amid the nationwide…
Dhaka can never be your own city if you’re a tenant.
Amidst coronavirus, people are suffering from a severe financial crisis, struggling to pay rent. The burden of rent has become so heavy that people are now leaving Dhaka in droves with a heavy heart.
It’s very heartbreaking to see people leaving with their furniture, kitchen utensils and others.
Speaking to a news reporter before leaving Dhaka, a person was saying, “Even after living in Dhaka for 50 years, this city hasn't become mine”
The population of Bangladesh has become a curse
At a time when experts are stressing more on social distancing, don’t you think social distancing is almost impossible in a densely populated country like Bangladesh?
Coronavirus: In dense Bangladesh, social distancing a tough task
Dhaka, Bangladesh - The new coronavirus has forced countries around the world to adopt measures such as flight bans…
Social distancing needs space. Where is that space?
Wherever you go, you’ll find crowd everywhere.
If you want to enforce social distancing in a slum, it’d be hilarious.
As far as testing is concerned, it’s a massive challenge. We don’t have that many testing kits to even test 10% of the population.
Layoffs have proven you’re merely a money-making machine, nothing more, nothing less.
Due to lockdown, businesses have come to a halt. Some companies,not all, have started to downsize its operation by laying off employees in large numbers.
Leaving employees in the lurch.
These are the same companies who have done a lot of profits with their employees’ hard work.
In its heyday, companies needed these employees more than ever. Now, when it comes to difficult times, companies no longer want them.
An employee is simply a money-making toy.
LafargeHolcim declares layoff at Dhaka office
LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd, a public listed cement multinational company, has declared layoffs at its head office in…
Coronavirus fallout: Nearly 1,100 workers of 2 RMG factories laid off in Savar
Authorities of two readymade garment factories in Savar's Ashulia have laid off around 1,100 workers citing economic…
There is no doubt that Coronavirus has made us our lives uncertain. Only God knows what is written in our fate. Stay safe and calm. That’s all.