Coronavirus (COVID-19): Pulse Bangladesh engaged in protection of COVID-19 through distribution of emergency Kits and Leaflets
A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) –‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19 virus is a new types of common cold. COVID-19 has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Coronavirus Cases in the world: till 1st of April, 2020.
Total Affected 860,106 Deaths: 42,344 Recovered: 178,438
Coronavirus Cases in Bangladesh: Total Affected- 54 Deaths- 6 Recovered: 25
Pulse Bangladesh being a local NGO based in Cox’s Bazar engaged in emergency response among the Rohingya people and host communities, has also taken prompt initiatives to protect COVID-19 in its working areas. The organization has targeted to distribute 50000 (Fifty thousands) packets of COVID 19 protection kits where each packet contains – Paracetamol 2 strip (20 pcs), ORS 5 packets, Mask 4 pcs and Soap 2 pcs. Apart from these, in order to create awareness among the general people the organization has developed 300,000 pcs of leaflets which is distributing in its working areas as well. The program is going on through mobilizing its current donors IOM, RestlessBeings uk, MdM Japan and Good Factory Foundation, Poland.