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India toxic alcohol: Punjab poisoning death toll climbs to 86

At least 86 people have died in recent days as a result of drinking illegally-made alcohol, officials in the northern Indian state of Punjab say. On Saturday, police carried out more than 100 raids, confiscating supplies of the suspected liquor and making 25 arrests. The number of dead has steadily risen in the last few days. Hundreds of people die ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 22 more die, 886 test positive, 586 recover in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Sunday saw the detection of another 886 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 240,776. During the period the country registered death of 22 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 3,154. Health authorities reported that another 586 people have recovered from the disease in a day, taking the total number ...

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BCG vaccine could slow down Covid-19 spread, says study

The debate over the anti-tuberculosis vaccine’s ability to protect against Covid-19 got a fresh lease with an American research paper stating that the BCG ‘slows down’ the infection’s spread within the community—at least in the first 30 days. The paper published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed medical journal brought out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said ...

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WB okays $202 mn credit to enhance food storage capacity in Bangladesh

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $202 million in additional financing for the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project to increase the storage capacity of Bangladesh’s national strategic grain reserves by 535,500 tons for 4.5 million households. The project is helping Bangladesh address food insecurity in challenging times, such as frequent climate-induced disasters or crisis situations like the ...

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Kuwait suspends flights from 31 countries including Bangladesh

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended flights from 31 countries on the day it resumed commercial operations. Kuwait’s DGCA announced plans to restart operations on a three-phase basis, with operating capacity not exceeding 30 percent “in line with health requirements” in the first phase. The announcement today was based on advice from the country’s health authorities, aimed ...

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Sylhet confirms 76 fresh Covid-19 cases on Eid Day

A total of 76 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Sylhet division on Saturday. With the latest development, the number of infected people in the division reached 7,992. Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, deputy director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said 57 people tested positive at MOMCH while the rest 19 at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on ...

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 74 to reach 46,193

A further 74 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total death toll to 46,193. The figure includes Covid-19 patients who have passed away in hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies suggest the UK total death toll is more than 10,000 higher than the government ...

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Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million since it emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 21 more die, 2,199 test positive, 1,117 recover in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Saturday saw the detection of another 2,199 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 239,860. During the period the country registered death of 21 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 3,132. Health authorities reported that another 1,117 people have recovered from the disease in a day, taking the total number ...

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Coronavirus: Lockdown easing on hold as shielding ends

People shielding against coronavirus can now leave their home and return to work, as a further easing of lockdown restrictions in England is postponed. More than two million at high risk will no longer need to isolate in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It comes after the PM applied the brakes to easing restrictions further and as some ...

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