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People found flouting social distancing guidelines

Ensuring social distancing in the city to prevent the spread of coronavirus is getting tough due to the reluctance of common people. Visiting a kitchen market at Shanirakhra, this  correspondent found a huge number of people flouting the guidelines on social distancing there. Although most of them were found wearing masks, they were also seen gathering in front of the ...

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Coronavirus: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas donate to PM-Cares fund, Unicef

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas, like many celebrities around the world, have contributed to the cause of daily wage workers and their families amid lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The couple have donated to various organisations and NGOs including Unicef and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-Cares fund.The actor said in a statement, “So many people around ...

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Coronavirus: Jubo League leader held for spreading rumour in Pabna

Police on Monday night arrested a leader of Jubo League’s Ishwrdi Municipality unit for allegedly spreading rumour over coronavirus infection on social media. The arrestee is Abdus Salam, 32, son of Abdul Karim, of Moshuripara village. He is the organising secretary of the Jubo League unit. Bahauddin Faruki, officer-in-charge of Ishwardi Police Station, said police arrested Salam as he shared ...

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Wuhan lockdown significantly cuts COVID-19 infections: study

The lockdown of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, was effective in containing the COVID-19 spread during the early stages of the outbreak and significatnly helped cut the infection rates in other places, a report recently published by a Hong Kong university said. Infections would have been 64.8 percent higher in Chinese cities outside Hubei, and 52.6 percent higher in the ...

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Six people who attended Delhi’s Nizamuddin congregation die of COVID-19

Six people from Telangana who attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin died due to the novel coronavirus, the state government said on Monday. “Coronavirus has spread among some of those who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to 15 at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi,” according to an official release. “Among those who attended were some ...

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COVID-19 tests reach 1 mln in U.S. as total cases top 160,000

Photo taken on March 30, 2020 shows an almost-empty terminal building at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington of Virginia, the United States. The United States has reported more than 160,000 COVID-19 cases, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). The United States has tested 1 million people in its ...

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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021

Photo:  The Olympic rings are seen Monday, March 30, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start. “The schedule for the games ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladeshi journalist dies in New York

Bangladeshi photojournalist A Hai Swapan died from coronavirus in New York on Monday night. He breathed his last at local time 12:50pm (10:50pm BdST) at Queens Hospital. Bangladeshi journalist Abdur Rahim, shared a post on his personal facebook profile about the death.Swapan worked for Bangladeshi newspaper Daily Manabzamin. He was suffering from kidney disease and was scheduled to go to ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll rises to 37,814

The global death toll from COVID-19 disease caused by coronavirus jumped to 37,814 as of Tuesday. It has so far infected 785,712 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 582,292 are currently being treated with 29,488 being in serious or critical condition. So far, 203,420 cases had outcomes and of them, 165,606 (81 percent) recovered. Meanwhile, Bangladesh on ...

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Five in isolation unit in Sylhet hospital

Sylhet Office : Two more people have been taken to the isolation unit of Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital here on Monday, taking the total number of patients at the unit to five. Sushanta Kumar Mohapatra, residential medical officer (RMO) of the hospital, said two new patients — one aged 20 from Sylhet and another aged 60 from Sunamganj — were ...

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