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General holidays extended till April 11

The government has extended the ongoing general holidays until April 11 considering the overall coronavirus situation in the country, Ministry of Public Administration source said. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Tuesday confirming the matter said, the general holidays have been extended to Apr 9 as per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

The pathogens mosquitoes spread by sucking our blood cause over half a million deaths each year and hundreds of millions of cases of severe illness. But there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes are transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There is much more to learn about the coronavirus but based on current understandings, it’s highly unlikely a ...

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UK’s true death toll still unclear

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new figures on coronavirus deaths in England and Wales, which include how many were registered up to 20 March – the day that pubs and clubs were ordered to shut down to help tackle the outbreak. What’s different about the data is it looks at community deaths – people who died ...

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Coronavirus: Police told to be ‘consistent’ with lockdown approach

  UK police officers have been told to take a “consistent” approach when ensuring people comply with emergency measures aimed at curbing coronavirus. Guidance to officers calls on forces to “coordinate” efforts and emphasises the importance of professionalism. It comes amid criticism of the way some forces have handled the new measures. A former Justice of the Supreme Court told ...

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Two more tested positive with coronavirus in last 24 hours

Two more persons have been tested positive with coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh in last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 51, according to the IEDCR. The death toll from the disease has remained unchanged at five, Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said at an online media briefing ...

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China to give more support for businesses hit by COVID-19: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Province, March 29, 2020. Xi on Sunday inspected the resumption of work and production in Zhejiang. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the ...

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Blood test ‘can check for more than 50 types of cancer’

A simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. It could help diagnose tumours sooner, when they are easier to treat and, ideally, cure, experts hope. More than 99% of positive results are accurate, the team says, but it will be crucial to check it does not miss ...

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Coronavirus: 3 patients test negative for COVID-19 in Sylhet

File Photo Three patients who were admitted to Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital with fever  and cold were tested negative for coronavirus. Sushanto Kumar Mohapatro, residential medical officer of the hospital confirmed the matter on Tuesday. ‘There were five patients with the same symptoms at the hospital till Monday. Samples from the three patients were collected and sent to Dhaka. As ...

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Holiday to prevent coronavirus might be extended: PM

PID Photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government-declared holiday to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 might be extended till April 9. “We’ve announced a 10-day holiday, but this might be extended for 14 days. We might extend it till April 9 with some relaxation for some sectors on limited basis,” she said. The Prime Minister said that ...

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Couple among 3 killed in Cumilla road accident

  A couple and their car driver were killed as the vehicle plunged into a roadside canal in Bangra Bazar area of Muradnagar upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 27, son of Rafiqul Islam  of Julaipar village in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district, his wife Parvin Akhter, 24 and their driver Abdur Rahman, 28, hailing ...

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