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Bangladesh: ICITAP Supports U.S. Efforts to Protect Prison Personnel During COVID-19

On August 10, ICITAP-Bangladesh’s Attaché joined the U.S. Ambassador and other senior officials of the U.S. mission to provide additional COVID-19 response equipment to Bangladesh Prison Headquarters as part of continued U.S. support for Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts. This is the sixth in a series of planned personal protective equipment (PPE) distributions from the United States to Bangladesh. To date, the United States – through multiple agencies, including the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Agriculture; the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – has provided a significant amount in aid to combat COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Per the Embassy website: “U.S. Embassy Dhaka is proud to donate this essential PPE to Bangladesh Prison corrections officers and staff working at the various institutions across the country…Bangladesh Police Headquarters, and Bangladesh’s Fire Service and Civil Defence.  Bangladesh’s prison and other public safety personnel, together with health care workers, customs officials, people who work in grocery stores and pharmacies, journalists, and volunteer organizations perform remarkable acts of service every day; they are genuine heroes.  The U.S. remains committed to working in partnership alongside Bangladesh to fight this pandemic, and to further strengthening our countries’ already deep ties.” More information on U.S. Embassy website: https://bd.usembassy.gov/u-s-embassy-provides-additional-covid-19-response-equipment-to-bangladesh-police-headquarters/

Updated August 11, 2023