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UK coronavirus death toll rises by two, bringing total to 41,501

The UK coronavirus  death toll has risen by two. The government said 41,501 people had died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,200 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. England A further ...

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WHO survey finds virus disrupts health services

The UN health agency says a new survey found that 90% of countries that responded reported fallout from COVID-19 on the provision of other health care services like immunization, family planning services, and cancer and cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organization says 105 countries responded to the survey aimed at assessing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak ...

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Covid-19 response: SIA operates 2nd flight to Dhaka

Singapore Airlines has operated the second flight to Dhaka in partnership with Temasek Foundation to support World Food Programme and the global Covid-19 response. Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Temasek Foundation are partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the global Covid-19 response to help transport essential medical supplies and other health and humanitarian items to points of ...

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Coronavirus: Sylhet division records 10,814 cases

Coronavirus cases have surged to 10,814 on Sunday with the detection of 119 new patients in all four districts of Sylhet division. Osmani Medical College Hospital PCR lab tested 188 samples and found 39 positive cases, said Doctor Himangsu Lal Roy, deputy director of the hospital. Besides, 80 cases were reported after testing 282 sample at Shahjalal University of Science ...

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One day history to expose conspirators of Aug-15 massacre: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that history will one day expose the conspirators of the August 15, 1975 massacre. “This is correct the conspirators behind the scene couldn’t be found yet…this history will one day be revealed…this information will be out, someday this will definitely come out,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her speech ...

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Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee, who had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month, has died at 84. “With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India! I ...

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Indian High Commission gifts books to 100 universities, colleges to mark Mujib Borsho

High Commission of India in Dhaka on Monday organised a Book Gifting Session on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of Mujib Borsho celebrations. Books on Bangabandhu and the Liberation War written by acclaimed authors and historians have been gifted to 100 Universities and Colleges across Bangladesh, including those situated in Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet, among others. Attending ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 33 more die, 2,174 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 33 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,281. Another 2,174 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 312,996. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,980 people to ...

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Chittagong now 58th busiest port in the world

Chittagong Port has moved six notches up to become the 58th busiest container port among 100 top ports across the world, according to London-based journal on ports and shipping Lloyd’s List. The new chart of Lloyd’s List of One Hundred Ports was published recently which tallied annual container throughput figures of the world’s busiest port facilities in 2019. Chittagong Port ...

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Egypt army says over 70 jihadists killed in North Sinai

Egypt’s army announced Sunday that more than 70 alleged jihadists have been killed in recent military operations in North Sinai, the location of an insurrection affiliated to the Islamic State group. A statement by the Egyptian army said that the operations had targeted alleged “homes of terrorists” and “takfiri elements” leading to “the deaths of 73 takfiris in northern Sinai” ...

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