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Govt sincere to protect people from coronavirus, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government has relentlessly been working hard to protect the people of the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve been trying heart and soul to protect the people of our Bangladesh from coronavirus,” she said while receiving donations from different organisations and individuals for PM’s Relief and Welfare Fund through videoconferencing from her ...

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Indonesian embassy official dies,FM condoles death of her

 Indonesian embassy official  Siti Herwansyah died from fever this morning. The 28-year-old had tested negative for Covid-19, said an official of the Indonesian embassy. The administrative official of the embassy had fever for the last few days, but no cough or respiratory problems.As Siti’s condition deteriorated, she was moved to United Hospital, but was declared dead in less than an ...

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Abdul Mannan appointed as new Health Secretary

Abdul Mannan has been appointed as the secretary of the Health Services Division of the Ministry of Health. Public Administration ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday. Abdul Mannan earlier served as the chairman of the Land Reform Board. Md Ashadul Islam, served as the secretary to the Health Services Division, has been transferred to the Planning ...

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COVID-19: 35 deaths, 2,423 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 35 more deaths from COVID-19, increasing the total deaths toll to 781. The country also reported record 2,423 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 57,563. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the ...

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DGHS secretary transferred

In a latest reshuffle in the administration, two secretaries including the secretary to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) have been transferred while three additional secretaries promoted. The Public Administration Ministry issued separate gazette notifications in this regard on Thursday. According to the notification, Asadul Islam, secretary to the Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS) has been transferred to the ...

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Two killed as bus hit them in Bangla Motor

File Photo At least two people including a motorcyclist were killed and one person injured after a Bihanga Paribahan bus hit them in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor area on this morning (Thursday). The deceased are Belayet, 52, hailing from Barisal’s Muladi and Moksudur, 42, from Brahmanbaria’s Sarail. The injured Zakir, 40, is currently undergoing treatment. The incident took place after a ...

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PM for more int’l cooperation for sustainable use of ocean, other aquatic sources

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday underscored the need for increased global cooperation, especially in securing technology and market access for resources and products, aiming to ensure sustainable use of ocean and other aquatic sources. “For sustainable use of ocean and other aquatic sources, we need increased international cooperation, especially in securing technology and market access for our resources and ...

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Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain hospitalised

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has been admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital with respiratory problem on Wednesday. After the hospitalisation, Law Minister Anisul Huq told media that the CJ tested negative for Covid-19.

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Chinese COVID-19 fighters team due in Dhaka on June 8

A team of Chinese medical experts, who have the firsthand experience of containing the virus and treating the patients with remarkable success, is due in Bangladesh with a bunch of medical equipment on June 8. The team is organised by the National Health Commission and consists of 10 respiratory physicians selected by the Hainan Provincial Health Commission. In their 2-week ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladesh records 2695 cases, 37 deaths in 24hr

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 37 more deaths from COVID-19, increasing the total deaths toll to 746. The country also reported record 2,695 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 55,140. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the ...

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