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বৃহস্পতিবার, 28 মে 2020 20:23

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases top 40,000

NEWS FLASH DESK: Bangladesh today exceeded 40,000 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as 2,029 more people tested positive overnight, the highest in a daily count. “Fifteen more fatalities were reported from the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 559,” DGHS Additional Director General Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city. She said the caseload has surged to 4,0 321 after 2,029 new COVID-19 cases were detected. Nasima said the recovery count rose to 8,425 after another 500 patients were discharged from…
বৃহস্পতিবার, 28 মে 2020 20:17

Bangladesh opts for restricted reopening after protracted shutdown

NEWS FLASH DESK: The government today issued an order allowing restricted or conditional reopening of offices and transport services from May 31 easing a nationwide total shutdown since March 26 despite fears of continued coronavirus onslaughts. The authorities simultaneously issued a 15-point directive restricting all public activities from May 31 to June 15 as part of measures against COVID-19 when the offices and services would run cautiously. “All government/semi-government/autonomous and private offices will remain open in a limited scale under their own management (from May 31,” read the cabinet division order which came as the ongoing nationwide shutdown is set…
NEWS FLASH REPORTER: To support the front line soldiers, engaged actively in fighting against COVID-19, poor and disadvantaged families in the current circumstances, Dettol Harpic Porichchonno Bangladesh (DHPB) is going to donate hygiene products, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other health kits for preventing the spread of coronavirus in different areas of Bangladesh through a partnership with Bangladesh Scouts and BRAC. The number of corona-infected people is rising every day in the country. As there is no alternative to prevention except for staying away from the virus, people are staying at home quarantine. Disadvantaged families are becoming the worst affected…
NEWS FLASH REPORTER: A C-130B transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force left Dhaka for Maldives on Saturday with daily necessities as souvenir items and 11 Bangladeshi doctors serving in Maldives on emergency basis in this current situation created due to COVID-19 pandemic. The mission consisting of a 19 BAF Air Crew was led by Air Commodore M A Awal Hossain, GUP, ndc, awc, psc, GD(P) of Bangladesh Air Force. Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc provided necessary guidance to carry out the mission. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations)…
শুক্রবার, 15 মে 2020 17:41

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases top 20,000, reports 15 more deaths

NEWS FLASH DESK: The tally of infections from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh today exceeded 20,000 as 1,202 fresh cases were detected over a 24-hour period, the highest in a daily count. The fatalities from the pandemic also climbed to 298 after 15 new deaths were registered during the period, a top health official said. “The total number of COVID-19 cases has surged to 20,065 in the past 24 hours after 1202 new cases were registered,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the…
শনিবার, 09 মে 2020 19:50

Momen expects foreign diplomats to maintain protocol, norms

NEWS FLASH REPOTER: Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen have asked foreign diplomats to maintain protocols in expressing concerns over Bangladesh’s internal issues calling “very unfortunate” a concerted tweet campaign of a group in the diplomatic corps over legal actions involving a section of media. “They could have conveyed their complaint, if any, to the foreign ministry maintaining the protocol . . . but instead they issued public statements, visibly opting for a political exercise going beyond any diplomatic norm,” he said in a video statement circulated to media through internet today. “This is very unfortunate . . . not…
NEWS FLASH REPORTERS: Bangladesh today reported seven more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) overnight, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 206. However, the recovery count rose to 2101 in the same period after 191 patients were discharged from hospitals, a top health official said. “As many as 709 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the tally of infections to 13,134,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city. She said a total of 5,941 samples were…
শনিবার, 09 মে 2020 10:06

2nd Flight: More Australian Citizens Return Home

NEWS FLASH REPORTER: For the second time in three weeks, the Australian High Commission in Dhaka has helped Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families to return to Australia. A non-scheduled Sri Lankan Airlines flight departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on 9 May, with 220 Australians and their families on board. The flight also carried eight New Zealand citizens and permanent residents on their way back to New Zealand. Together with 285 passengers who departed on 16 April, over 500 people have found their way home to Australia with the support of the High Commission. Australian High Commissioner Jeremy…
বৃহস্পতিবার, 30 এপ্রিল 2020 09:51

Modi phones Sheikh Hasina, pledges to work together to boost food production

NEWS FLASH DESK: Dhaka and New Delhi Wednesday pledged to work together to boost food production to offset the possible food crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina this afternoon. “The Indian premier phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina around 5:50 pm and extended Bangla Nabo Barsho and Ramadan greetings to her and the people of Bangladesh,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS. The Bangladesh prime minister also extended Ramadan greetings to Narendra Modi and the people of India, the press secretary said. During the 12-minute telephonic conversation, he…
মঙ্গলবার, 28 এপ্রিল 2020 09:14

IGP meets Chief Justice

NEWS FLASH DESK: Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed met Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Tuesday. During the meeting at his residence, the Chief Justice congratulated new IGP and wished him every success and wellbeing, said Assistant Inspector General (AIG-Media) of the Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana. The IGP sought overall cooperation from Chief Justice for carrying out his duties. High officials of the Supreme Court and police department were present at the meeting. The government on April 8 appointed Dr Benazir Ahmed, immediate past director general of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), as the new IGP.…
রবিবার, 19 এপ্রিল 2020 09:43

Govt to use money of less important schemes to overcome COVID-19 impact: PM

BSS: Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said the government will use the money of the less important development projects for the welfare of the people in view of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. “We’ve taken many uplift schemes.But there is no need to complete the work of some of these projects, which are less important, right at this moment. By saving the money (of the schemes) we’ll use it for the wellbeing of the people hit hard by the pandemic,” she said. Sheikh Hasina made the remarks while taking part in the discussion on…