Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Average COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh have been climbing since late June. As of July 17, over 11,000 cases are being recorded per day, and the number is still rising. At this time, Bangladesh has fully vaccinated just over 3% of its population of 162.7 million people. The lockdown in Bangladesh remains in effect, though it was recently lifted July 15-23 for the popular holiday of Eid al-Adha. This means that schools will remain closed as well as churches and other community centers. Restaurants, malls, shops and public transportation can only operate at half capacity and with strict masking rules.
The majority of partner centers have resumed activities for children and youths in small groups in outdoor courtyards. In areas where restrictions prohibit group meetings, staff members maintain regular contact with children and caregivers through home visits and phone calls. Compassion Bangladesh staff and local partners have been able to send over 441,000 food packs and over 454,500 hygiene kits to beneficiary families. Additionally, they have provided medical support to over 18,500 people. They report that many families have no source of income, so they are providing necessary funds to buy daily essentials.