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DU student goes missing in Manikganj

-- March 30, 2020 11:43:37

A student of Dhaka University has remained missing for three days after going home at Baliakhora village in Ghior upazila of Manikganj during holidays. The student, Saiful Islam, 26, is a final year...

Dhaka crime drops sharply on coronavirus fears

-- March 30, 2020 11:26:37

Police generally produce more than 200 arrestees in the Chief Metropolitan Magistrates Court of Dhaka in a day, but the number dropped to 26 on Sunday amid a nationwide shutdown over a coronavirus out...

Five houses locked down in Jashore amid virus fears

-- March 30, 2020 10:47:26

The local administration has locked down five houses in Chowgaccha upazila under Jashore district after a teenage girl was admitted to Jashore Medical College Hospital on Sunday night with symptoms of...

Non-COVID patients left in the lurch as medics abstain

Jubair Hasan March 30, 2020 09:38:32

The city's healthcare services for non-COVID-19 patients have come to almost a halt due to the abrupt absence of doctors who are staying home to prevent contracting new coronavirus, hospital people sa...

Experts stress quick talks with IMF, WB to get virus fund

FE Online Report March 29, 2020 22:05:49

Experts have urged the government to negotiate fast to get financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to fight COVID-19. Welcoming the finance minister&rs...

Daffodil University says its AI can detect COVID-19

-- March 29, 2020 21:31:22

Researchers at Daffodil International University of Bangladesh claim to have developed an Artificial Intelligence technology that can diagnose COVID-19 by using x-ray results. The university’s...

FBCCI to provide safety equipment to healthcare professionals

-- March 29, 2020 20:59:16

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has stepped in to provide healthcare professionals and other essential service workers with personal health safety equipment to h...

8,000 DSCC, DNCC cleaners vulnerable to coronavirus

-- March 29, 2020 20:34:20

Around 8,000 cleaners of both the city corporations in Dhaka, who cannot afford sanitisers, masks and protective equipment, are doing their jobs taking the high risk of coronavirus infection and trans...

BAATWF urges govt to provide food, essentials to workers

-- March 29, 2020 20:33:19

Bangladesh Autorickshaw-Autotempo Transport Workers Federation (BAATWF) urged the government, transport owners and affluent people to provide food and other essentials to the transport workers who hav...

Don’t worry, remain prepared for tackling any situation: PM

-- March 29, 2020 20:32:31

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people not to worry and remain prepared to face any situation in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. “I’ll tell all...

Move to develop risk-analysis database to combat COVID-19

-- March 29, 2020 20:11:07

The government is using mobile phone operators’ networks to develop a risk-analysis database to stop the spread of deadly COVID-19 in Bangladesh. To this end, a text message from the government...

IGP warns of stern action against rumour-mongers

-- March 29, 2020 19:16:19

Inspector General of Bangladesh Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary on Sunday asked the countrymen to refrain from spreading any false or misleading information regarding coronavirus on the social med...

Closure of shopping malls in capital extends until April 4

-- March 29, 2020 17:43:19

Dhaka Metropolitan Shop Owners Association on Sunday decided to extend the closure of all shopping complexes and malls in the city till April 4 coinciding with the government’s 10-day public hol...

Health minister says he tested negative for Coronavirus

-- March 29, 2020 17:25:21

Health Minister Zahid Malik has dismissed rumours that he has contracted coronavirus infection, fuelled by his lack of media appearances over the last few days. The minister said he is self-isolating...

US arranges special flight to evacuate nationals

FE Online Report March 29, 2020 17:12:46

The United States is flying out American citizens living in Dhaka on a special chartered flight tomorrow (Monday), a spokesperson of the US Embassy said on Sunday. “The US Department of State a...

Akij Group's coronavirus hospital construction resumes in Tejgaon

-- March 29, 2020 16:40:42

The construction of Akij Group's specialised hospital to treat people infected with the novel coronavirus has resumed in Dhaka’s Tejgaon a day after protests by local people brought the initiati...

Bangladesh receives 300,000 masks from Jack Ma Foundation

-- March 29, 2020 16:12:23

After coronavirus testing kits, Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation sent 300,000 masks to Bangladesh which arrived in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. Yan Hualong, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese...

Quader urges affluent people to come forward with assistance

-- March 29, 2020 15:28:25

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday urged the affluent  people of the society to extend their helping hands during the crisis created over global coronavirus outbreak. He m...

203 Bangladeshis return from India through Bhomra port

-- March 29, 2020 15:13:39

As countries are locking borders to contain the spread of coronavirus, 203 Bangladeshis returned home from India through Satkhira's Bhomra Land port in the last 48 hours. Bishwajit Sarkar, officer-in...

Three of a family suffer burns in Bhasantek fire

-- March 29, 2020 15:07:42

Three members of a family have suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out in a house in Dhaka. The fire stared at a tin-roofed house in No 13 section of West Bhasantek’s Shyamal Palli area o...

Three people with coronavirus symptoms die in Barishal, Khulna

-- March 29, 2020 13:25:45

Three people with symptoms of novel coronavirus died on Sunday in Barishal and Khulna. In Barishal, two persons with coronavirus symptoms died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC). The deceased w...

No new coronavirus case in country in 48 hrs: IEDCR

-- March 29, 2020 13:01:09

No new patient has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, in Bangladesh in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the country at 48, UNB reported....

Two people with COVID-19 symptoms die in Barishal

-- March 29, 2020 11:27:25

Two persons with symptoms of COVID-19 disease died at Barishal's Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC) on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Niru Begum, 45, wife of Md Dulal of Puranpara in the c...

Virus shutdown: Govt allocates Tk 98.1 million, rice for the poor

-- March 29, 2020 10:21:42

The government has allocated Tk 98.1 million and 30,617 tonnes of rice for assistance of the poor whose livelihood has been hit hard by a 10-day nationwide shutdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak....

Tk 50b govt support package: Export units set to get loan from early April

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR March 29, 2020 09:43:52

The government is likely to provide concessional loan from the newly-announced Tk 50-billion stimulus package from the first week of April to the coronavirus-affected export-oriented industries to fac...

Covid-19: Many hospitals still far from ready

JUBAIR HASAN March 29, 2020 09:20:24

The city's key healthcare centres selected for treating Covid-19 patients are yet to be fully equipped, reflecting the poor preparedness of the authorities to battle the virus, insiders said. Althoug...

‘Without quick preventive measures coronavirus may spread rapidly’

-- March 28, 2020 21:51:59

The United Nations (UN) on Saturday said coronavirus can spread fast if preventative measures are not put in place quickly and urged everyone to comply with the measures. "The United Nations is fully...

DMP allows restaurants, bakeries to stay open

-- March 28, 2020 21:15:57

Restaurants and bakeries can remain open along with the groceries, pharmacies and other emergency service providers in Dhaka during the shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak, police say. Dhaka Metro...

Televised classes for school students from Sunday 

FE Online Report March 28, 2020 20:24:14

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) is set to televise classes on Sangsad Television from Sunday for students of class six to nine as their schools are shut due to coronavirus pan...

PM wishes full recovery of Boris Johnson from Covid-19

-- March 28, 2020 20:12:10

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed sadness to her British counterpart Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street in the United Kingdom. She...