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Covid-19 death toll in UK rises by 113 to 38,489

Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, admitted it was worrying that people may be ‘cramming into cars’ sharing cutlery on the beach and being very close together this weekend, after the hot weather drew crowds to beauty spots   The UK has announced 113 more Covid-19 deaths today, the lowest since lockdown began, taking the official ...

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Death toll in Burkina Faso attack hits 30

Death toll in attack at a market in the eastern Burkina Faso town of Kompienbiga hits around 30, local residents said Sunday, in an attack blamed by a security source on jihadists. The attackers “burst into the market riding motorbikes and started shooting, especially at people who were trying to flee,” one resident said, estimating the death toll at around ...

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Govt providing Tk2,000cr to commercial banks as subsidy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced that the government will provide Tk 2,000 crore to commercial banks as subsidy so that they could waive this money as interest from around 1.38 crore persons who took loans from banks. The announcement came while the Prime Minister was publishing the results of SSC and equivalent examinations from her official residence Ganobhaban ...

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Brazil overtakes France in coronavirus deaths

Many cities in Brazil are beginning to reopen businesses The coronavirus death toll in Brazil is now the world’s fourth-highest. On Saturday, the number of deaths in Brazil surpassed that of Spain, and on Sunday it overtook France. Brazil has now recorded 28,834 fatalities, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. It has the world’s second-highest number of confirmed infections. ...

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Will cooking food kill coronavirus?

By now, you’ve probably got your (stressful) pandemic grocery shopping routine down: You maintain social distancing, grab only what you and your family need, hit your hands with a dollop of hand sanitizer on the way out—and then wash them again as soon as you get home, and once more after putting all of those groceries away. But what about ...

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Bangladesh earns US$ 791.3 m from jute, jute products export in ten months

Bangladesh earned US$ 791.3 million from the export of jute and jute products in the first ten months (July-April) of the current fiscal year 2019-20, which is 14 percent higher than the earnings during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. The export earnings from jute and jute goods is also 17 percent higher than the target set by ...

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ECB welcome British government advice over restart

The England and Wales Cricket Board will step up plans to restart the sport behind closed doors after the British government gave the green light to return to action. Government officials have confirmed cricket and other sports will be able to resume from next week after the publication of health and safety guidelines designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The ECB ...

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Noted TV personality Mustafa Kamal Syed dies from COVID-19

Mustafa Kamal Syed, noted television personality and programme head of private television channel NTV, died from coronavirus at a city hospital on Sunday afternoon.  He was 75. “Syed breathed his last at around 1:30pm at Square Hospitals Ltd in Dhaka,” said Tamjid Sumon, a senior correspondent of NTV. Earlier on May 11, Syed was admitted to the hospital with coronavirus ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladesh sees highest 40 deaths in a day; 2,545 new cases

Bangladesh on Sunday reported its highest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus, with 40 patients succumbing to the deadly virus, increasing the total deaths to 650 in the country. The country also saw another jump in coronavirus cases as record 2,545 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to ...

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Educational institutions not reopening now: PM Sheikh Haisna

Prime Minister Sheikh Haisna on Sunday ruled out the possibility of opening educational institutions right now saying that students are the future of the country and the government does not want to put them at risk. “May be we cannot open the educational institutions, because we want to advance step by step so that they (students) are not infected with ...

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