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    Investing in health will save lives later

    by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Jutta Urpilainen | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2020

    THE COVID-19 pandemic is the defining health crisis of our time. Beginning with a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China,...

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    Can South Asia expect more?

    by Amir Mohammad Sayem | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2020

    IN MARCH, an emergency video-conference was held on the coronavirus pandemic and concerted efforts for its prevention among heads of the governments of the South...

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    Health minister’s remark and state of COVID-19 mitigation

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2020

    THE statement of the health minister, who heads the national committee on coronavirus, that COVID-19 infection has increased and is likely to further increase because...

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    Transport regime in COVID-19 crisis not yet properly managed

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2020

    THE general holiday that the government ordered beginning on March 26, and now stretched until May 30, as a preventive measure against the risk of...

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    Disaster and disorder

    by M Shameem Ahsan | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2020

    DISASTER is a synonym for disorder. Is there a question of degree involved? Can there be a disaster of a lower degree that may not...

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    Buzzing way to COVID-19 safety

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2020

    MANDATORY lockdown in countries of the subcontinent have perhaps been the sole occasion, for more than 1.3 billion people in India, followed by 220 million...

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    Health guidelines must be followed in malls, markets

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2020

    THE shopping malls and markets that reopened in view of Eid-ul-Fitr are reported not to be largely ensuring the health guidelines they have been asked...

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    COVID-19 test must be widened, safety must be ensured too

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2020

    AN INCREASE in the number of tests for novel coronavirus — which needs to be further increased and widened to get a better picture for...

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    From social solidarity to economic solidarity

    by Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2020

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir write son the relaxation of shutdown, a three-year recovery plan and the national budget COVID-19 has exposed the fallacious estrangement, alienation...

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    Govt must widen watch against relief supply irregularities

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2020

    THE economic slowdown that followed the declaration of a general holiday as a preventive measure against COVID-19 has created a severe income shock for people...

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