New Poor

Pfizer to improve Covid pill access for poorest

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world’s least-wealthy countries

A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken on 19 March 2021

Social protection expense

Urban poor in Bangladesh getting less attention: World Bank report

About 11 per cent of people in urban areas are covered by social protection whereas 19 per cent of the urban population is poor, says the World Bank report

World Bank

Covid-19

Assistance must be provided to the poor during strict restrictions

The government must follow certain prerequisites to implement the on-going restrictions for 14 days successfully.

Assistance must be provided to the poor during strict restrictions