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

Google’s Community Mobility Report: Effectiveness of Bangladesh’s Response to the Pandemic

The Google Community Mobility Reports report the activities in different locations by comparing the current movement in those places by the average movement before the lockdowns were enforced. They obtain this information with the data collected from Google Maps.

LightCastle Partners | Bangladesh / Pandemic Updates

The promising software industry now teetering

To help the industry overcome the crisis, the BASIS has sought Tk 660 crore in aid from the government for the next six months.

The Daily Star | Bangladesh / Industry Impact

Covid-19 continues to batter imports, exports

Bangladesh saw a Tk4,500 crore fall in imports and nearly Tk5,400 crore in exports in March

The Business Standard | Bangladesh / Business

Inovio coronavirus vaccine trial starts in Philadelphia, Kansas City

Researchers plan to dose the first person on Monday. The experimental vaccine was developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals, and the effort has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Business Insider | Global / Health

Experts explain what happens if Trump, Trudeau catch coronavirus

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, experts have weighed in on the possible social, political, and economic fallout if a head of state were to contract COVID-19.

Business Insider | Global / Politics

Asia stands to lose 68 million jobs if coronavirus is not contained in six months—ADB

The Covid-19 pandemic will threaten the employment of 52 million workers in China, while the rest of the region must brace itself for about 16 million job cuts if the outbreak goes on until September, the Asian Development Bank warned.

Eco-Business | Asia / Economy

Samsung Electronics says Q1 profit likely rose 3%, beating estimates

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 3% from a year earlier, slightly beating analysts’ forecasts as chip sales helped cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic on smartphones and TVs.

Economic Times | Asia / Business

The state of Chinese commodities shows recovery taking hold

From oil to copper to coal, China’s gigantic commodities industry is signaling that the first economy to be flattened by the coronavirus is getting closer to a return to normality.

The Business Time | China / Economy

Case Update

As of April 7, 2020, 7:00PM BDT / Source:
Region Confirmed Cases Confirmed Death
Bangladesh 164 (+41)
17 (+5)
World Wide 1,362,687 76,367
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