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Coronavirus cases rise to 49 in Bangladesh: IEDCR

A woman tested positive with coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh, taking the number of the confirmed cases to 49, 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 on Monday. “Four more people have recovered ...

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8 more Bangladeshis die of coronavirus in New York in 24 hrs

Eight more Bangladeshis have died of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York of USA in the last 24 hours. The deceased were identified as Kaykobad, Shafikur Rahman Majumdar, Azizur Rahman, Mirza Huda, Bijit Kumar Saha, Md Shipon Hossain, Jayed Alam and Mutabbir Chowdhury. With this, at least 23 expatriate Bangladeshis died of COVID-19 in USA.The US recorded 518 new coronavirus-linked deaths ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll hits 33,965

Photo : People using masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, wait for public transportation, at a popular market in Lima, Peru. The global death toll from coronavirus reached 33,965 on Monday — a mortality rate of 18 percent. COVID-19 has so far infected 721,902 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 536,643 are ...

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Coronavirus testing equipment reached Sylhet hospital

Sylhet Office : Coronavirus testing machines and related equipment were sent to Sylhet’s MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Monday morning. Brig Gen Md Yunusur Rahman, director of the hospital, said the RT-PCR machine and other equipment arrived around 8:30am. “We are expecting that it will possible to set up a lab within a week and tests will be carried ...

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Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

braces US for big death toll Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic. It was a stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ...

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Around 350 US citizens to return home

Around 350 US citizens along with nine dogs will return to their country on Monday evening. They are scheduled to board a flight of Qatar Airways at 6pm, according to sources at Civil Aviation Bangladesh. US Ambassador to Bangladesh will visit Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:30pm to monitor the overall situation. No new patient tested positive for COVID-19 in ...

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Coronavirus: Army donates Tk 25cr to PM’s relief fund

Photo: PID Bangladesh Army has donated Tk 25 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund to expedite government’s steps taken to fight the coronavirus. Apart from one-day salary of all army personnel, Bangladesh Army Welfare Trust, Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Ltd, Bangladesh Diesel Plant Ltd and Trust Bank Ltd made contributions to this, said an ISPR press release ...

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German minister commits suicide after ‘virus crisis worries’

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. “We are in shock, ...

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COVID-19: Bangladesh receives 300,000 masks from Jack Ma Foundation

300000 masks from Jack Ma Foundation are scheduled to arrive here at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport 2:30pm today. 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 Embassy in Dhaka, among others, was present at the airport to hand ...

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Spanish Princess dies from coronavirus

Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to pass away due to coronavirus complications. According to Fox News, the 86-year-old was a cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI. Her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, announced on Facebook that she died after contracting COVID-19. The post reads, “On this afternoon our sister ...

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