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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 377 to 37,837

Another 377 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total number to 37,837. The figures from the Department of Health cover coronavirus-related deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the community. The latest deaths were reported in a 24-hour period up to 5pm on Wednesday and take the total up from 37,460. ...

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Government’s coronavirus support must not be based on immigration status

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has called on the Home Secretary to make an urgent change in immigration policy to protect lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ (NRPF) is a condition imposed on someone due to their immigration status and means that they are prevented from claiming most welfare benefits, tax credits or housing assistance. With ...

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COVID-19 and Sustainability in Higher Education

Afzal Sayed Munna:   Sustainability is a lifestyle designed for permanence (Turner, 2010). Sustainability is the comparatively simpler idea, which can be explained in purely descriptive terms as the capacity of any given system to exist and reproduce on a long-term basis. Development adds a value judgement by implying a desired evolution of human society (Borowy, 2014). The notion of ...

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Islamic Relief UK donates £30,000 to CW+, to help COVID-19 patients in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s intensive care unit

May 28 2020. As demands for medical equipment increase during the coronavirus pandemic, Islamic Relief UK is working with CW+, the official charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CWFT), to help support its newly-expanded intensive care facilities, with the financing of new equipment. Funds donated to the charity’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will support Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with ten syringe ...

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Domestic flights to resume from June 1: CAAB

Domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will resume in a limited scale from June 1, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) announced Thursday. CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshall Muhammad Mafidur Rahman said, “But the embargo on international flights will be in place until June 15″. The announcement came a day after the government said it was ...

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COVID-19: Record 2,029 new cases found in Bangladesh, 15 more die

Bangladesh on Thursday saw another jump in coronavirus cases as 2,029 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 40,321. During the period, 15 more people died from the fast spreading disease, taking the death tally to 559. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof ...

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Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund ‘Europe’s moment’

EU’s executive Commission Ursula von der Leyen A recovery fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) has been proposed by the EU’s executive Commission to help the EU tackle an “unprecedented crisis”. The package will be made up of grants and loans for every EU member state, BBC reported.Economies across the 27-nation EU bloc have been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, but ...

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England captain Morgan wary of Hales return

Alex Hales’s hopes of an international recall suffered a setback Wednesday when England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said it would take yet “more time” for the Nottinghamshire batsman to regain trust following a drugs ban. Nottinghamshire opener Hales was dropped from the World Cup squad shortly before last year’s tournament after it emerged he had tested positive for drugs. England ...

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Britain closes embassy in North Korea, evacuates diplomats

Britain has shuttered its embassy in North Korea and all its diplomats have left the country, its ambassador said Thursday as Pyongyang maintains strict entry controls to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. The North has closed its borders and insists it has not had a single case of the virus that emerged in neighbouring China late last year and ...

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EX-Sylhet Mayor Kamran’s wife diagnosed with coronavirus

Asma Kamran, wife of formar Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran tested positive for Covid-19. Asma, general secretary of City Mahila Awami League, was tested at the PCR lab of Osmani Medical College and Hospital and was found infected with Covid-19. However, Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran’s corona report came negative. Badrul Islam, personal assistant of the mayor, confirmed ...

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