Public servant supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in remote Bangladesh

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Monday, November 23, 2020 - 20:05
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Australia Awards alumna Tania Ferdous has been contributing to Bangladesh’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a vital participant in government-led relief initiatives such as distributing financial assistance.

During the crucial first months of the pandemic, Tania was working as a Senior Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate in Rangpur, a district in northern Bangladesh that witnessed a high number of COVID-19 positive cases. In addition to performing her regular magisterial duties, Tania used her leadership skills to motivate people to follow safety protocols such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. She also worked on practical and legal initiatives to maintain market stability.

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