Coronavirus: A Social Science Explanation; Measuring the Social and Economic Impact of Lockdown in Bangladesh

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VII, Issue VI, June 2020 | ISSN 2321–2705

 Coronavirus: A Social Science Explanation; Measuring the Social and Economic Impact of Lockdown in Bangladesh

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Mahabuba Uddin
Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banghabandhu Skeikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalgonj- 8100, Bangladesh

Abstract: This is a qualitative study of the impact of Coronavirus lockdown in Bangladesh. Along with the global epidemic, Covid 19, Bangladesh is experiencing a social change with religious threshold and an unprecedented economic crisis. This paper tries to write about the social and economic impact of Coronavirus in Bangladesh. To get a wider description, author has interviewed around 60 people from different professions located mostly in Dhaka and some nearby districts. This paper is arranged in three sections in narrating the impact of Coronavirus in Bangladesh. First part deals with the social impact with religious reasoning, second part is about the overall economic impact and last part comes with some suggestions of how to recover the crisis twisted with environmental connotation.

Keywords: Covid 19, Social Impact, Economic Impact, Bangladesh


‘What we are facing now, its’a result of our previous deeds’ mentioned by one of the respondent of this research. Yes, we are experiencing the most contagious and ferocious global disease, Covid 19, caused by the newly member of virus family, Corona virus. While writing this paper, approximately, three million people have left the earth and thirty million people are suffering from physical damage and respiratory problems because of Corona virus in all over world.
Coronavirus: On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.