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European Diaspora leaders appeal to Bangladesh to protect rights of migrants amid coronavirus pandemic

  A group of diaspora leaders, social & development activists and media personalities based in Europe, in a joint statement issued yesterday, appealed to the Bangladeshi authorities to show humanitarian behaviour towards Bangladeshi returnee migrant workers & expats who are being targeted or harassed in the light of Corona virus outbreak in Bangladesh. They also appealed to the honourable Prime ...

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Coronavirus: 569 more COVID-19 deaths in UK – bringing total to 2,921

  Another 569 people have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 2,921. The number of deaths, tallied in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Wednesday, is again the UK’s largest daily increase so far. A total of 563 people were reported as dying with COVID-19 the previous day. The Department ...

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Coronavirus: Health experts ‘frustrated’ by low UK virus testing

  Health officials say they are “frustrated” by a lack of progress in expanding UK coronavirus testing. Prof Paul Cosford of Public Health England (PHE) said “everybody involved” was unhappy testing had not “got to the position yet that we need to get to”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to criticism of the UK’s strategy by hailing screening as a ...

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Coronavirus recession could become a depression

    Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   As the shroud of crisis had started to lift at the center of the coronavirus epidemic in China, Beijing launched a powerful campaign to project an image of global leadership while the United States and countries across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East have taken on water. During a call with the Italian foreign ...

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Coronavirus: Police told to be ‘consistent’ with lockdown approach

  UK police officers have been told to take a “consistent” approach when ensuring people comply with emergency measures aimed at curbing coronavirus. Guidance to officers calls on forces to “coordinate” efforts and emphasises the importance of professionalism. It comes amid criticism of the way some forces have handled the new measures. A former Justice of the Supreme Court told ...

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CORONAVIRUS: NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

The most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home. This will save lives and protect the NHS. Anyone can spread Coronavirus and that is why the government has introduced new measures which are effective now and will initially last for the three weeks. We must all follow these new measures. The relevant authorities, ...

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Veteran Community leader Faruque Ahmed passed away

  Veteran community leader, President of Kamalganj Association UK, Chairman of Jubeda Khatun Foundation trust and Chief Advisor of Aid Bangladesh Community Forum, Faruque Ahmed died of old age complications on 26th March at 8.30 in the morning at North Week hospital in London. He was 87. He left behind his wife, one son, one daughter and a host of relatives ...

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Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan warns ‘stop Tube travel or more will die’

  London Underground commuters have been warned that if they do not stop packing into trains more people will die from coronavirus. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued the alert after photos showed crowds in Tube carriages for a second morning running. Mr Khan insisted that the network was running for essential workers only. A transport union called for police ...

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Coronavirus: Emergency touches every part of UK life

  Wuhan is more than 5,000 miles away. But from tonight, the virus that spread from that part of China affects every individual, every family, every household, every business in the country – and it couldn’t be closer to home. At a desk in Downing Street, the prime minister made an announcement that has no comparison in our recent history, ...

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