The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) extended the nation-wide shutdown to 5 May 2020. More than 200 doctors and 73 policemen are reportedly infected. The government is importing mass quantities of personal protection equipment in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
World Vision Bangladesh staff are monitoring the health and safety of the 150,000 registered children in its community development programs. Parents/guardians are being contacted via mobile phone to check on children's health and covey COVID-19 prevention message.