Smartphone app to alert users about potential coronavirus risk
Google and Apple unveiled a joint initiative on Friday to develop a coronavirus smartphone ‘contact tracing’ tool that could potentially alert people when they have crossed paths with an infected person. The move b
Global death toll crosses 1,00,000
Hundreds of millions of people around the world will spend the Easter holiday at home as lockdown measures intensify to combat the coronavirus, a pandemic with a global death toll rapidly crossing 100,000. Governments have forced businesses to
Govt to give legal aid services thru hotline ‘16430’ amid COVID-19 crisis
The government has introduced a hotline number, 16430, to provide emergency legal aid services to people free of cost amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, reports BSS. With the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Legal Aid Services Organization under the La
Coronavirus: BSMMU professor tests positive
Prof Dr Shahidullah Sikder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has tested positive for coronavirus. BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Kanak Kanti Barua confirmed the matter in the evening, reports UNB. “Shahidullah, chairman of Departmen
Bangladesh sees record 112 coronavirus cases in a day
Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 112 more cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day spike in infections, taking the country's tally to 330. The country also reported one more death from the virus, officially known as COVID-19, bringing the number to 21. Health and Family Welfare Min
Death warrant issued for Bangabandhu’s killer Majed
A court here on Wednesday issued the death warrant for Captain (retd) Abdul Majed, one of the convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB. Judge of Dhaka’s District and Session’s Court M Helal Chowdhury issued the warrant after he was produced before his
Coronavrius cases rising at an alarming rate in Dhaka
Coronavirus cases continued to rise at alarming rate in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, making the total to 84. Some 20 new coronavirus or COVID-19 patients were detected in the capital in last 24 hours, according the Directorate General
5 countries want Bangladesh to take back illegal migrant workers
Bangladesh is under severe pressure to bring back its undocumented migrant workers and detainees from Kuwait, the Maldives, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Officials told New Age that these countries asked Bangladesh to repatriate the workers. They said that there was the possibility that several l
Community Transmission: It’s there, but confined to 5 clusters
The authorities have said that community transmission of coronavirus is indeed happening, but it is limited to five clusters across the country. The admission comes after 18 people tested positive for the virus yesterday, highest in a single day.
5 villages locked down after coronavirus patient dies in Moulvibazar
Local administration locked down five villages in Moulvibazar's Rajnagar upazila last night, a day after a coronavirus patient died there. Residents of Dola, Bhangarhat, Syednagar, Akua and Ganeshpur villages have been put under isolation, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Rajnagar Upaz
None can enter or leave Dhaka,Except emergency: police
Bangladesh Police today said that it is not allowing anyone to enter or leave Dhaka, except for emergency services. In a press release today, police sought cooperation from all for ensuring proper implementation of the health instructions and directives issued by the government to prevent spread of
‘Impose curfew in N’ganj city to prevent a coronavirus eruption’
Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) has called upon the authorities concerned to impose curfew in the city area in a bid to curb spread of novel coronavirus. A press release, signed by NCC Chief Executive Officer Abul Amin, said there is an outbreak of coronavirus in the industrial city. "The infec
Biman extends flight suspension again until April 14
The Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Sunday cancelled all of its international and domestic flights until April 14 to restrict the spread of coronavirus in the country. ‘All international and domestic flights will remain suspended until April 14,’ said Mokabbir Hossain, managing director of the nationa
No new coronavirus case in Bangladesh in last 24 hours
No new patient was detected positive with coronavirus in Bangladesh in last 24 hours. So the current number of confirmed cases remains at 48.
Coronavirus: Bangladesh’s Pakistan tour postponed
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Coronavirus Prevention: How prepared are schools?
Despite growing concern over coronavirus, schools in the capital appear to be ill-prepared to contain any possible spread of the virus.
IPL postponed till April 15 over coronavirus
The start of the Indian Premier League, the world's most lucrative cricket competition, has been postponed from March 29 until April 15 over the coronavirus, the Indian cricket board said Friday.
Nepali student hospitalized in Khulna over coronavirus suspicion
He returned to Bangladesh from Nepal on March 7 A Nepali student studying in Khulna has been admitted to a hospital on suspicion of having coronavirus. The 19-year-old was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on March 7, following symptoms of fever and cough.