Saturday, 8 August 2020

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Floods death toll up as conditions worsen

DHAKA: At least 111 people have now died in Bangladesh due to floods that have ravaged the country’s northern parts for almost a month, authorities said on Saturday. Eleven more fatalities were reported in various flood-hit areas as the situation continues to deteriorate since the onset of monsoon rains at the ...

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Bangladesh allows phase-3 trial of Chinese vaccine

DHAKA: For the second day in a row, the World Health organisation reported a record spike in global covid-19 cases, with 259,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Most of the new cases were reported from the US, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bangladesh’s medical regulatory body on Sunday approved the final ...

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Bangladesh Police force faces brunt of coronavirus

DHAKA: Coronavirus fatalities among Bangladesh’s police force hit 50 with one more death in the capital Dhaka. “A total of 50 colleagues have made the supreme sacrifice in the fight against the lethal virus,” Sohel Rana, spokesman of the police headquarters, told reporters. Nearly 13,000 others in the police force have ...

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Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals

DHAKA: Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country struggling with a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say. Some patients have bluntly told health workers they would “rather die at home than die in a hospital”, ...

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Bangladesh Vs New Zealand Test Series Cancelled

NELSON: Due to the health and safety concerns, Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that the test match series with  New Zealand has been postponed. According to the details, The Bangladesh and New Zealand’s cricket board will now plan and decide another suitable to play the series. New Zealand were to ...

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Film on Virus Pandemic in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Based on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Bangladesh, a film, COVID-19 in Bangladesh, is being directed by Syed Wahiduzzaman Diamond. The film will star actor Bappy Chowdhury and Adhora Khan as the leads. Currently, shooting for the film is happening in different places of Dhaka by maintaining all ...

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Mashrafe Mortaza test positive for coronavirus

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Nafees Iqbal have tested positive for coronavirus. Mortaza, 36, is currently in the capital Dhaka after undergoing the test earlier this week. Mortaza, a member of parliament, had been quite active with humanitarian efforts during the pandemic, especially in his hometown and ...

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10 B’deshi doctors suspended for refusing patients

CHATTOGRAM: Ten physicians of different hospitals under Chattogram City Corporation and a store keeper have been suspended for refusing to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients. Chattogram City Corporation issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday night, said Chief Health Officer of Chattogram City Corporation, Dr Selim Akter. Those who ...

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Malaysia to deport refugees to Bangladesh

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation’s defence minister said. Malaysia does not recognise refugee status but has been a favoured destination for ethnic Rohingya, most of them Muslims, ...

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Bangladesh police turn to yoga to boost health during COVID

DHAKA: Sitting cross-legged on mats in a courtyard, dozens of Bangladesh policemen breathed in and out in sync as they took part in mass yoga sessions organised to boost their health during the coronavirus pandemic. Police officers played a key role in enforcing a lockdown in the country of 168 ...

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