PMO Monthly Situation Report 58, March 2020

Reports Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020


In March 2020, the increasing trend of the COVID 19 outbreak and containment measures to reduce the spread have been major challenges for the Population Movement Operation (PMO). By mid-March the Government of Bangladesh had restricted non-essential activities and public gathering in the Camp settlement. A General Holiday was declared from 24 March including closure of all government offices, shopping centers and public transport which has now been extended until the end of April 2020. Interventions related to Shelter, skills development activities and distribution of household items have been halted. As of 26.4.20, COVID-19 has now spread to 60 out of 64 districts in Bangladesh. There are 25 COVID- 19 testing facilities in Bangladesh, including 1 in Cox’s Bazar. 601 institutions have been prepared for institutional quarantine with the capacity of serving 30,635 people at a time.