Originally published in bigd.bracu.ac.bd on 6 May 2020
Although COVID-19 has affected the entire world, each country has experienced it differently. To deal with disease, fear, panic, and uncertainty during a pandemic, it is imperative to ensure that the information provided to people is accurate. Sometimes, however, how this information is delivered is even more important. A pandemic not only creates a public health and economic crisis but also generates misinformation and severe communication crisis. As the virus continues to wreak havoc by transmitting through social routes, insights of social sciences are crucial in understanding how people are adapting to the new practices in their everyday life. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, several government and non-government organisations have been providing various types of information in various ways through different forms of print and electronic media. This study aims to understand how Coronavirus-related information is being received, interpreted, and enacted within the everyday life of the recipients.
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