Collection of important news, policy update and industry insights in relation to impact on SMEs/businesses in Bangladesh due to Covid-19 situation.

UK govt pledges £21mn for Bangladesh to fight coronavirus

The UK has announced 21 million pounds in funds to support Bangladesh to contain the spread of coronavirus, including the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The Daily Star | Bangladesh / Economy

Businesses in Cox’s Bazar hit hard by coronavirus

Tourism and related businesses in the district will face a loss of around Tk500 crore over the period from the last week of March till Eid-ul-Fitr, according to Tours Operator Owners Association of Cox’s Bazar.

The Business Standard | Bangladesh / Industry Impact

COVID-19: What to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 6 April

The current rise in innovations to combat the spread of the coronavirus can be compared to a similar innovation spike during World War II.

World Economic Forum | Global / Update

Supply chains have been upended. Here’s how to make them more resilient

In the wake of supply chain disruptions due to coronavirus, several experts have reiterated the need to obtain more visibility across the chain.

World Economic Forum | Global / Business

Global Airline Industry May Now Need A $1 Trillion Bailout

The aviation industry supports $2.7 trillion of the world’s GDP. This represents 3.6% of global gross domestic product, and if aviation were a country, it would rank 20th in size by GDP.

Forbes | Global / Industry Impact

How Environmental Movement Plans to Leverage the Coronavirus Pandemic

One hopeful development arising from the coronavirus pandemic: Global air quality is improving dramatically as the outbreak sends many countries into lockdown, climate scientists say.

The Wall Street Journal | Global / Environment

Emerging Currencies Under Threat From Covid-19 Face Further Declines

Emerging-market currencies beaten down by Covid-19 fallout may face a fresh round of selling ahead of the foreign-exchange reserves data that are expected to show big drawdowns.

Bloomberg | Global / Economy

Coronavirus halts a decade of US jobs growth

A decade of jobs growth in the US came to an abrupt halt in March as employers shed 701,000 jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak.

BBC News | USA / Economy

Japan vows to fight ‘biggest global crisis since WWII’ with massive coronavirus stimulus package

Abe has pledged to craft an “unprecedented” stimulus package to respond to the global downturn inflicted by the pandemic

The Business Standard | Japan / Economy

Case Update

As of April 6, 2020, 7:15PM BDT / Source:
Region Confirmed Cases Confirmed Death
Bangladesh 123 (+35)
12 (+3)
World Wide 1,287,742 70,559
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