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

Bangladeshis adopting e-commerce faster than ever amid pandemic

The outbreak of the highly contagious, lethal pathogen has created new opportunities for the country’s e-commerce market, according to various speakers at an online discussion styled, ‘E-commerce calls in the service of humanity’, held yesterday.

The Daily Star | Bangladesh / Industry Impact

Bangladesh urges global partners to honour terms of RMG purchasing contracts

Bangladesh and five other countries have urged global brands, retailers and traders to consider all potential impacts on workers and small businesses in the supply chain while taking significant purchasing decisions.

The Daily Star | Bangladesh / Industry Impact

Tourism sector to lose Tk5,700cr because of Covid-19: Toab

Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (Toab) seeks financial assistance from the government to cover the business losses.

The Business Standard | Bangladesh / Industry Impact

Bangladesh seeks Chinese experts for hospital

Bangladesh sought to bring a Chinese team of experts to support Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital, which has been declared a dedicated facility in Dhaka for coronavirus treatment.

The Daily Star | Bangladesh / News Update

The Evidence Mounts That the Global Recession Is Already Here

The breadth of the collapse is beginning to appear in the initial trickle of economic data across the world, revealing a cratering of trade, reined-in business investment, cowering consumers and surging unemployment that’s sparing few industries.

Bloomberg Quint | Global / Economy

Calls for debt relief for world’s poorest nations

More than 100 global organisations are calling for debt payments of developing countries to be dropped this year.

BBC News | Global / Economy

Global stocks turn negative as virus death toll mounts

World stocks turned negative on Wednesday as the coronavirus death toll mounted and euro zone finance ministers failed to agree a rescue package to help economies recover from the impact of the outbreak.

Reuters | Global / Business

Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat

US president’s early inaction in pandemic has come under renewed scrutiny in recent days as coronavirus death toll grows

The Business Time | US / News Update

U.K. Premier Responds to Care; Spain Deaths Rise: Virus Update

Spain said fatalities and new cases rose to the highest in four days, infections in Germany increased by the most in three days and Belgium had its deadliest day of the outbreak so far. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is stable and responding to treatment.

Bloomberg | Global / News Update

Case Update

As of April 8, 2020, 6:30PM BDT / Source:
Region Confirmed Cases Confirmed Death
Bangladesh 218 (+54)
20 (+3)
World Wide 1,447,471 83,401
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