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Economic Burden of Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Health Perspective

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) as an infectious disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern and finally declared a global pandemic. COVID-19 has a negative impact on people’s health and lives and on economies around the world including Bangladesh. From an economic perspective, the spread of COVID-19, the ever-increasing number of patients, and the complications of the disease have imposed significant direct medical and indirect costs on patients which pushes those households to catastrophe and financial distress. However, the pandemic situation of COVID-19 imposes an enormous economic burden on both the households and health care systems for developing countries like Bangladesh. In this context, this study aims to estimate the economic burden of COVID-19 in Bangladesh from a societal perspective

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