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Sylhet shuts all types of transport

  The local administration has imposed a restriction on the plying of all kinds of vehicles, including rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, in the district for two days from Thursday. The restriction which will end on Friday is aimed at preventing gatherings of people on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat to be observed tonight to contain coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Kazi M Emdadul Islam ...

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Elderly woman dies at isolation unit in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A 79-year-old woman suffering from breathing problems died at Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital on Monday night. Sushanto Kumar Mohapatra, resident medical officer of the hospital, said the woman died at 9:30pm while undergoing treatment at the isolation unit. She had kidney problems, diabetes and breathing complications, he added. The body was handed over to family members after ...

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5 Moulvibazar villages locked down after coronavirus patient dies

Upazila Administration on Monday locked down five villages in Moulvibazar’s Rajnagar upazila last night, a day after a coronavirus patient died there. The villages are Dola, Bhangarhat, Syednagar, Akua and Ganeshpur. Confirming the news, Rajnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (acting) Urmi Roy said the residents of the villages have been put under isolation.Earlier on Saturday morning, a 45-year-old shopkeeper, a resident ...

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First case of coronavirus confirmed in Sylhet

Sylhet Office  :  First case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Sylhet. The person detected with coronavirus positive in Sylhet is a physician and aged between 45 to 50. Sylhet Civil Surgeon Premananda Mondol confirmed the news. He said the report of the physician of being positive with coronavirus was confirmed on Sunday evening. He is currently staying in ...

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Ex-Moulvibazar MP Sirajul dies from coronavirus in US

Former Moulvibazar MP and freedom fighter Md Sirajul Islam died from coronavirus in the USA on Saturday evening. He was undergoing treatment at Elmhurst Hospital in New York where he passed away at 6pm (local time), according to a media release issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Sunday. Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin expressed deep ...

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RMG worker buried in Sunamganj after death with fever, cough

Seven people home quarantined; red flags hoisted in front of their houses File Photo A garment worker who died with fever and cold on Wednesday at a hospital in Gazipur was buried in Mahtabpur village in Tahirpur upazila on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Jahirul, 22, son of Kafil Uddin of Mahtabpur village in Tahirpur upazila. Jahirul’s family ...

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Oman-returnee dies during quarantine in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : An Oman-returnee died at Jalalpur village in Mannargaon union of Doarabazar upazila on Thursday morning on the 14th day of home quarantine. The deceased was identified as Joynal Abedin, 28. Upazila health and family planning officer Md Delwar Hossain said Joynal returned home on March 18 from Oman and he was kept in home quarantine. He had ...

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Coronavirus: 3 patients test negative for COVID-19 in Sylhet

File Photo Three patients who were admitted to Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital with fever  and cold were tested negative for coronavirus. Sushanto Kumar Mohapatro, residential medical officer of the hospital confirmed the matter on Tuesday. ‘There were five patients with the same symptoms at the hospital till Monday. Samples from the three patients were collected and sent to Dhaka. As ...

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Five in isolation unit in Sylhet hospital

Sylhet Office : Two more people have been taken to the isolation unit of Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital here on Monday, taking the total number of patients at the unit to five. Sushanta Kumar Mohapatra, residential medical officer (RMO) of the hospital, said two new patients — one aged 20 from Sylhet and another aged 60 from Sunamganj — were ...

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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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