Asif Saleh

June 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 June 2020)

Bangladesh has crossed 100 days of COVID-19. Testing has plateaued. Health facilities outside the capital remain under strain. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 21, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (20 June 2020)

Confusion around zoning abounds as Bangladesh enters into its fourth month of the COVID-19 crisis. Now is the best time to reap the benefits of wearing masks. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 12, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 June 2020)

A steady stream of bad news is outweighing positive efforts in Bangladesh. Read the latest on COVID-19.
May 31, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (30 May 2020)

The lockdown is ending in Bangladesh. The next two weeks offer a window of opportunity to manage the outbreak, with the right prioritisation. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (23 May 2020)

It is an Eid like no other. Recovery efforts have begun after Cyclone Amphan’s destruction of several coastal regions. The testing conundrum is worsening in the country, and we may be entering the last week of lockdown. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 16, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (16 May 2020)

Bangladesh’s public healthcare system is at a breaking point, and the first two cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. Read the latest about the pandemic in Bangladesh.
May 9, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (8 May 2020)

Bangladesh enters a crucial phase - the lockdown’s gradual exit phase. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
May 2, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (2 May 2020)

One of Bangladesh’s biggest harvests is almost complete, RMG factories are continuing to open, three private hospitals have been given approval to do COVID-19 testing and we have constructed a Khichuri Index to gauge food inflation as a result of the economic shutdown. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 April 2020)

The holiest month for Muslims arrives one month into economic shutdown in Bangladesh. BRAC has provided 198,182 families with cash support. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 26, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (25 April 2020)

Bangladesh is experiencing a rapid rise in new cases of COVID-19. Economic shutdown is continuing and hundreds of thousands of people have no income. BRAC has provided 198,069 families with cash support. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 21, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (21 April 2020)

The number of COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh is rapidly approaching 3,000. People in already vulnerable situations are suffering the most as economic shutdown continues. BRAC has provided a total 186,074 families with cash support to date and continues to scale up activities. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (17 April 2020)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is exponentially rising. Lockdown continues. BRAC has completed the first phase of providing cash support to 100,000 families. The second phase started on 15 April with the aim of reaching 100,000 more families. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.