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Coronavirus: Things will get worse before getting better, UK PM warns

The UK Prime Minister has warned that the coronavirus crisis will get worse before it gets better, in a letter being sent to every UK household. Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, says stricter restrictions could be put in place if necessary.Britons will also get a leaflet detailing government rules on leaving the house and health ...

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No new coronavirus case detected for second day in Bangladesh: IEDCR

No new patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the last two days, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the country at 48. Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora disclosed the information at a virtual press briefing on Sunday. Meanwhile, four more patients made complete recovery in ...

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Coronavirus: Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Saturday announced that he will be donating Rs 25 crore towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund to help the government in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. PM Modi had on Saturday announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) where people can contribute and ...

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Coronavirus: Trump backs away from New York quarantine

US President Donald Trump has said quarantining New York “will not be necessary”, after the state’s governor said doing so would be “preposterous”. Trump said the latest decision was taken on the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The president had earlier said he might impose a quarantine on New York, and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, ...

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Consider available options: British HC to UK nationals

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson. File Photo British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has urged the British nationals to consider available options as they are encouraged to return to the UK. In a video message, he said the Government of Bangladesh and Biman Bangladesh Airlines announced the suspension of flights between the UK and Bangladesh. ...

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Russia launches 34 OneWeb satellites into orbit

Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying 34 OneWeb satellites blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 21, 2020. (Roscosmos photo) A Russian carrier rocket has successfully delivered 34 communications satellites of British company OneWeb into orbit, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said Sunday. The launch was carried out on Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan under a ...

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Chinese mainland reports 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Photo : Inbound train starts arriving in Wuhan. Chinese health authority said Sunday it received reports of 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 44 were imported. A new domestic case was reported in Henan Province, the National Health Commission said. Also on Saturday, five deaths and 28 new suspected cases were reported on ...

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Man with coronavirus symptoms dies at KMCH

File Photo A man with symptoms of novel coronavirus died at the Isolation Unit of Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Sultan Sheikh, 70, son of Abdul Gafur from Narail’s Kalia upazila. KMCH corona unit doctor Shailendranath Biswas said Sultan was undergoing treatment at the Corona Unit but he had been suffering from ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll passes 30,850

Photo : A couple wearing face masks arrives to take train at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The death toll from coronavirus COVID-19 jumped to 30,879 globally on Sunday. It has so far infected 663,740 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 490,678 are currently being treated with 25,207 being in serious or critical condition. ...

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Chinese medical team arrives in London to help fight COVID-19

Photo : A team of medical workers from east China’s Shandong Province arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain. A group of Chinese medical workers arrived at Heathrow Airport in London on Saturday to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The 15-member team from east China’s Shandong Province includes six medical experts specializing in disease prevention and control, traditional Chinese ...

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