As of April 15, Bangladesh has confirmed 1,231 cases of COVID-19 and 50 related deaths. Beset by poor testing rates and an initial failure to quarantine returnees from abroad, the outbreak in the country is growing quickly despite social distancing and lockdown measures announced at the end of March. In addition to a lack of medical workers and equipment, efforts to contain the spread of the virus are further complicated by Bangladesh's highly informal economy, where working from home is not an option for most.
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