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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 37 more deaths, 2,949 new cases

Bangladesh on Friday saw the detection of another 2,949 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 1,78,443 since the first detection of the disease on March 8. During the period the country registered death of 37 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 2,275. On the opposite side, the number of recoveries has ...

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Experts fear spike in Corona infections after Eid-ul Azha

Introduce central or single management system to decrease risk, they say Health experts have expressed apprehension that Covid-19 infection rate may take an upward trend sharply after the upcoming Eid-ul Azha as several crore people get directly engaged in the sacrificing over one crore animals in the country. In order to check the transmission of the coronavirus, they suggested the ...

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Singapore election held against backdrop of pandemic and recession

Voting is under way in Singapore’s general election, under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. The small city state is one of a handful of countries to hold a vote during the pandemic so far, BBC reported. Strict safety measures are in place, with voters wearing gloves and masks and given timed voting slots. Singapore has ...

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2 workers go missing as boat sinks in Piyan River

Two workers went missing when a boat sank in the Piyan River at Nayagangar Par in Goainghat upazila early Friday. The identities of the missing people could not be known yet. Abdul Ahad, officer-in-charge of Goainghat Police Station, said the incident took place around 2 am when the sand-laden boat carrying 11 workers sank in the river after being hit ...

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Bolivia’s interim president Anez says she has coronavirus

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez announced Thursday that she has tested positive for coronavirus. “I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, I’m fine, I will work from isolation,” she tweeted. The 53-year-old said in a video on Twitter that she would remain in quarantine for 14 days before taking another test. Anez becomes the second South American president in a matter of ...

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Bolsonaro says he feels ‘very well’, praises hydroxycholoroquine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for COVID-19, said on Facebook Thursday that he was “very well” and again advocated the use of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine. Bolsonaro, 65, appeared in his weekly Facebook Live post at his official residence. He appeared to be in good shape and was not accompanied, as is often the case, by ministers ...

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Faridpur Zila Parishad chairman Lokman Hossain dies of Covid-19

Valiant freedom fighter and Faridpur Zila Parishad chairman Lokman Hossain Mridha died of Coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on Friday morning. He was 77. Lokman Mridha, who was also the vice president of Faridpur district unit of Awami League, breathed his last at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital at around 11:00am while undergoing treatment. Confirming the ...

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Former home minister Sahara Khatun no more

Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and former Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away on Thursday night. She was 72. She breathed her last at 11:25 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand while she was undergoing treatment there, Anisur Rahman, nephew of Sahara Khatun, confirmed. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock ...

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UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 44,602 as another 85 patients die

The UK coronavirus death toll has increased by 85, the latest official figures released today show. This brings the death toll across all settings to 44,602, the Department of Health said today. This includes hospitals, care homes and the community. The figure of 85 is the lowest Thursday death toll since lockdown began. This follows yesterday’s figure of 126, which ...

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Coronavirus: Pools, gyms, team sport and outdoor gigs to return

  Pools, gyms and sports facilities will be able to reopen and team sports and outdoor gigs resume in England, the government has announced. Outdoor pools and performances can resume from Saturday with social distancing in place, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. Beauticians, nail salons and tattooists can also reopen from Monday, he said. Indoor gyms, sports facilities and pools ...

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