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No new coronavirus case reported in last 24 hrs: IEDCR

Urging people not to panic over coronavirus, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said no new case of coronavirus infection was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning. “We’ve tested samples collected from 42 people and none of them were found positive so the total number ...

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Monirampur AC land withdrawn for humiliating elderly men

Monirampur upazila assistant commissioner (Land) has been withdrawn for humiliating four elderly men in public for not using masks in Jashore. Confirming the news, Sheikh Yousuf Harun, secretary of Ministry of Public Administration, on Saturday said that departmental action will be taken against Sayma Hasan soon. Earlier, a mobile court’s punishment to the elderly men to hold their ears with their ...

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4.05km of Padma Bridge visible as 27th span installed

The 27th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed at the end of Zajira in Shariatpur, making 4.05 km of the main structure of the bridge visible. The 5-C span was installed on pillars number 27 and 28 of the bridge at around 9:23am on Saturday Dewan Abdul Quader, executive engineer of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, said. ...

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6 killed as truck overturns in Tangail

Six persons were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Kandila area of Tangail sadar upazila on Saturday morning. Of the deceased, two were identified as Julhas Ali, 50, son of Somotullah from Charbadhai village under Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district and Aleq, 45, Dupchachia area of Bogura district. The accident took place ...

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Coronavirus: Biman suspends flights to London, Manchester

Photo:Collected Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all of its flights to London and Manchester, England for one week after March 29 to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Two flights will leave for these two destinations on Sunday and will come back on Monday, said Mokabbir Hossain, Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “After that, the flight operation ...

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Advocate Sanaullah Miah passes away

BNP’s law affairs secretary advocate Sanaullah Miah. Photo: Collected BNP’s law affairs secretary advocate Sanaullah Miah died on Friday night. He was around 60. Sanaullah Mia, also former president of Dhaka Bar Association, breathed his last around 8:30pm at Gonoshasthaya Kendra Hospital in the city, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan. He said the lawyer suffered brain ...

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1,065 migrants released, 1,764 in quarantine in Rangpur division

A total of 1,065 migrants have been released from home quarantine so far and 1,761 are remaining in home quarantine and three others in institutional quarantine now in Rangpur division. Talking to BSS on Friday, Focal Person of COVID-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui said 104 expatriate Bangladeshis were quarantined at homes in last 24 ...

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Two doctors among 4 more infected with coronavirus in Bangladesh

Four more people, including two doctors, have been diagnosed with Covid-19 disease in Bangladesh, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 48, according to the government’s disease control agency. However, no patient died in the last 24 hours, said Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said at ...

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RMCH gets PCR machine to detect coronavirus

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) has received the machine for Polymerase Chain Reaction testing, widely known as PCR, on Thursday evening that will be used for identification of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Fazle Hossain Badsha, MP, who is the chairman of RMCH’s governing body, told local journalists that testing for coronavirus would be possible when the Public Works Department to complete ...

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Bangladesh to win against COVID-19 with support from China, other countries: Ambassador Jiming 

Says China to send more medical logistics, experts team to Bangladesh Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday said Bangladesh, with the support from China and other countries, will be able to win against COVID-19. “Be confident, Bangladesh. You will win,” said the Ambassador assuring that if China can win, Bangladesh can also win this battle. The Chinese Ambassador ...

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