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How are government, businesses and people of Bangladesh responding withtheir plans of individual and collective control and survival?
to economic and social life. Relief proved slow and uncertain, and citizens could not rely ongovernment assistance.Bangladesh adopted a holistic approach in line with the WHO Guidelines, in formulating andimplementing its own policy measures which combine policy instruments such as regulatoryinstruments, economic, informational, educational, volunteer and technological instruments forcontrolling the pandemic. The administration has declared the lockdown across the country inMarch, 2020.The government declared the closure of all educational institutions which is stillapplicable. To maintain a strict lockdown, all social, political and religious meetings have beenprohibited and the army has been deployed from March 24,2020. Banking, businesses,transportation and shopping centers are all becomestale. However, the government is currentlymaking progress by easing activities step by step but not fullyoperational yet (Akanda &Ahmed, 2020). The government undertake different stimulus packages worth USD 11.90 billionfor homeless and low-income people to support them deal with challenging times during thepandemic.These packages include money and food assistance, subsidized food items, financialaid, tax evasion, and other policy support to the business entities, ranges from small to large. TheMinistry of Finance released a revised budget in late March 2020, which included Tk. 2.5 billionin additional resources to fund the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Preparedness and ResponsePlan and expand existing transfer programs for the poor (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,2020). Increased funding was made available for the Open Market Sale program. The Ministry ofFinance announceda Tk. 50 billion stimulus package for exporting industries, which will be

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Economics, Government, Recession

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