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Bangladesh confirms 1273 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

Confirmed coronavirus infection cases have crossed the 22,000 mark in Bangladesh as the country recorded the highest single-day cases with 1,273 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours. With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 22,268. The country also witnessed deaths of fourteen more people from Covid-19 over the same period, taking the ...

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Mustafizur Rahman new permanent representative to UN

The government has appointed Md Mustafizur Rahman, current High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, as the next Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations offices and other international organisations in Geneva. Rahman is a career foreign service officer from the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre. In his diplomatic career, he served in various capacities ...

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Homecoming Day of Sheikh Hasina today

The 40th Homecoming Day of Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Sunday without any elaborate programme due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. On May 17 in 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members by ...

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Bangladeshi researchers claim tremendous success in corona treatment

Professor Dr Tareque Alam Two Bangladeshi doctors claimed unprecedented success in treating COVID-19 patients by 3-4 days. They stated that they found the success by exerting two old medicines together on 60 coronavirus positive patients. Around 50% of corona symptoms have been disappeared by three days and the patients have become corona negative on the fourth day, according to their ...

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Covid-19: DMCH starts collecting plasmas for clinical trial of CPT

Two physicians on Saturday donated plasma at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for starting Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) in the country aiming to save lives of Covid-19 infected patients. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday started collecting plasmas for starting Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) on experimental basis, aiming to save lives of Covid-19 infected patients. “We’ve collected ...

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Taposh takes charge as DSCC mayor

Newly-elected Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh assumed office on Saturday. DSCC chief executive officer Shah Md Imdadul Huq formally handed over the charge to Fazle Noor Taposh as the term of board under the incumbent Mayor Sayeed Khokon expires on the same day. However, incumbent mayor Sayeed Khokon was not present during the ceremony. The ...

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241 more policemen infected with coronavirus; total 2,382

A total of 2,382 police members got infected with coronavirus as of Saturday as new cases are also on the rise across the country. Meanwhile, among the total coronavirus-infected police members, 1,041 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, sources at Police Headquarters said. In the meantime, seven members of the law enforcement died from COVID-19, sources said.At present, 3,091 ...

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Bangladesh reports 16 coronavirus deaths, 930 cases in 24 hrs

Confirmed coronavirus infection cases have reached 20,995 in Bangladesh as 930 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours in the country. The country also witnessed deaths of sixteen more people from Covid-19 over the same period, taking the number of fatalities to 314 in the country. Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, currently serving as Director General of the Directorate ...

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242 stranded Bangladeshis leave USA for home on special flight

A special flight carrying 242 Bangladeshi citizens stranded in the United States amid coronavirus pandemic departed for Bangladesh on Friday night. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin saw off the passengers and wished their safe flight. Embassy officials were present on the occasion, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC. The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal ...

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No Eid Jamaat at Sholakia this year

The largest Eid congregation of the country is held at the historic Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj every year. But, the 193rd Eid Jamaat which was scheduled to be held in this year has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Religious Affairs Ministry has requested people to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at nearest mosques in locality instead of going ...

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