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Garment employees are at higher risk than any other workers in COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh
Md Sohrab Hosen 1, Md Nafiujjaman2, Fazle Noor Biswas3
1- Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh , sohrab@squarehospital.com
2- Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, US
3- Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Square Hospitals Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Keywords: COVID-19, Garment worker, Vulnerable populations
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Article Type: Letter to the Editor | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2020/07/15 | Accepted: 2020/07/29 | Published: 2020/08/11
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