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Social distancing challenges for marginal communities during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Ahmed, Nova, Rony, Rahat Jahangir and Tuz Zaman, Kimia 2020. Social distancing challenges for marginal communities during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. Journal of Biomedical Analytics 3 (2) , pp. 5-14. 10.30577/jba.v3i2.45

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This study presents the challenges of marginal communities in maintaining social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic. We focused on garment worker communities in Bangladesh. The current living conditions put the community at high risk due to the contagious nature of COVID-19. The study involved 55 garment workers (32 female) living in three different regions--Ashulia, Gazipur, and Mirpur of Bangladesh. Through a qualitative research method, three critical aspects were studied. First, the inability to maintain social distancing in the community living in close proximity. Second, there is a lack of concern about healthcare among the community and, finally, the absence of preparation for crisis management. The research work proposes policy level intervention for better healthcare in the light of the pandemic that can be helpful in the coming days.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Biomedical Research Foundation
ISSN: 2524-1141
Funders: BRAC University CED
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 January 2023
Date of Acceptance: 19 May 2020
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 05:55

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