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Sans universal health care we’re sitting ducks for pandemics

By Siddharth Chatterjee NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2020 (IPS) – We live in a different world to the one we inhabited six short months ago. With more than 4 million people infected and over 280,000 dead globally by mid-May 2020, Covid-19 has ruthlessly exposed the vulnerability of a globalised world to pandemic disease. People are slowly coming to terms with ... Read More »

Can graft risks be mitigated not hindering Covid-19 response

Ed Olowo-Okere As governments respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the need for speed can lead to short-circuiting the normal procedures designed to control corruption risks. The circumstances of the pandemic can make traditional oversight even more challenging. Moreover, the nature of an emergency response itself can open new avenues for corruption. At its worst, corruption could lead to unnecessary ... Read More »

Zero-tolerance over irregularities in relief work: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against irregularities in relief activities. “Legal, administrative and party actions already taken against irregularities proves it. As the government is in a tough position, action is being taken as soon as any irregularities are detected. A group is making imaginary allegations that no ... Read More »

‘General holiday may be extended further till May 16’

As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day, the government has decided to extend the ongoing general holidays again till May 16 in a bid to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus. “The decision to extend the ongoing general holidays has been taken. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take initiatives in this ... Read More »