DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi low income people have experienced tough times due to the countrywide shutdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, according to a study.

“Low income people of the country are suffering great losses in their earnings since the enforcement of social distancing measures and lockdowns to fight the novel coronavirus. Extreme poverty has risen 60 percentage points than before, while 14 percent people do not have any food at home,” a survey conducted by Bangladesh-based BRAC, world’s one of the largest NGOs, revealed late Friday.

Bangladesh has been marking countrywide shutdown since March 26. It was extended

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