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Coronavirus: UK epidemic growing as R number goes above 1

Coronavirus infections have increased in recent weeks in the UK, according to new estimates. The government’s latest R number is between 1 and 1.2 which means the epidemic is growing, reports BBC. And a study of thousands of people in England found cases doubling every seven to eight days, with a marked rise in the north and among young people. ...

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Public transport exposing people to coronavirus risk

Public transports are routinely flouting the government’s health guidelines, putting passengers at risk of contracting coronavirus. Many local buses operating in the capital are seen carrying passengers more than their capacity and hardly any of them has sanitising equipment despite government instruction. On May 31, the government reset the fares of long-haul buses and minibuses, hiking those by 60 percent ...

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FM for mass signature collection to bring back Bangabandhu’s killers

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday urged all to go for the collection of mass signatures as part of ongoing efforts to bring back two Bangabandhu’s killers, now taking shelter in the USA and Canada. Dr Momen sought support from all, including expatriate Bangladeshis and the people who believe in the spirit of Liberation War to bring back ...

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Kangana’s mother thanks Amit Shah for support

Kangana Ranaut’s mother says family was Congress loyalist but will support BJP now Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s mother, Asha Ranaut, has switched loyalties from the Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a video, Asha said that their family was associated with the Congress for several years but is grateful to Union home minister Amit Shah for providing Kangana ...

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India and China to ‘quickly disengage’ from border standoff

India and China have agreed to “quickly disengage” from a standoff that has seen gunfire at a disputed border and accusations of kidnapping. Their foreign ministers met on Thursday and said they would ease tensions. Soldiers from both countries have periodically skirmished along the poorly demarcated border, called the Line of Actual Control. Both sides have accused each other of ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 34 more die, 1,792 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 34 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,668. Another 1,792 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 334,762. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,474 people to ...

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Germany provides support for IOM COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

With support from the German Federal Foreign Office, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided EUR 2,000,000 (Tk 20.91 crore) to expand the provision of essential health services to Rohingyas and vulnerable members of the host community. It also extended support to build capacity at entry points in Cox’s Bazar to identify, screen, and refer ill travelers, said a press ...

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Ex-MP’s son dies after jumping off building in city

Barrister Asif Imtiaj, 33, son of former Member of Parliament (MP) from Sirajganj-5 constituency, died after jumping off a building in Kathalbagan area of the capital on early Friday. The incident took place at around 4:30 am at house No 183 on Kanthalbagan Free School Street under Kalabagan police station. Saimon Shahid Nishad, brother-in-law of the deceased, said that Asif ...

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Peloton sales surge as virus boosts home workouts

Peloton, which won an early celebrity fanbase for its exercise bikes and remote workout classes, has seen demand surge during the pandemic. The firm’s global membership base hit 3.1 million at the end of June, more than double a year earlier, as gym closures due to Covid-19 increased demand for at-home workouts. The jump in sign-ups lifted revenue to $607m ...

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