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Bangladesh reports 101 more Covid-19 deaths

Bangladesh recorded 101 more Covid-19 death in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 11,053, according to a handout released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday afternoon. The country has recorded 2,922 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the total to 745,322. The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am was 13.33 ...

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21 lakh doses vaccine by May first week

Bangladesh will get 2l doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the first week of May. Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, DG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) informed this on Sunday. “Baximco Pharmaceuticals will import a portion of these vaccines while the rest will come from COVAX scheme,” he said. The DG health informed this while talking to ...

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Pandemic in Bangladesh: Shops, malls reopen doors

The number of private vehicles, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws marked a significant rise on the roads in the capital on Sunday as the government allowed shops and shopping malls to reopen their doors to shoppers on a limited scale. The pressure of vehicles on the city streets was reported from areas like Mirpur, Gabtoli, Shyamoli, Uttara and Mohakhali amid the lockdown, ...

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Attacking navy officer: SC upholds HC order granting bail to Erfan Salim

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court verdict that granted bail to Erfan Salim, son of Awami League leader Haji Salim, in a case filed over assaulting a Navy officer in October last year.. A full bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain dismissed an appeal filed by the state, ...

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BNP chairperson’s adviser Ziaur Rahman Khan dies of Covid-19

BNP Chairperson’s advisory council member and ex-MP Barrister Zaiur Rahman Khan died of coronavirus on Saturday night. He was 75. Khan, also a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, breathed his last around 10 pm at Impulse Hospital in the capital, said BNP assistant organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad. He left behind wife, one daughter, one son and a host ...

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Khaleda tests positive for Covid-19 again

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s second Covid-19 test report came out positive on Saturday, said her personal medical team member and BNP vice chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain. “Madam (Khaleda) underwent the fresh corona test this afternoon. She tested positive for the virus as we received her report at night,” he said after visiting the BNP chief at her Gulshan residence. ...

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Nat’l Committee wants restriction at borders with India to contain Covid-19

As India is battling to contain one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 Pandemic, has insisted on controlling the movement of people at borders between the two neighbouring countries. Professor Dr Mohammad Shahidullah, chairperson of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 Pandemic, said on Saturday that there were serious risks of ...

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Hefazat nayeb-e-ameer Abdul Kader arrested

Detective Branch (DB) members of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested Hefazat-e-Islam’s nayeb-e-ameer Dr Ahmad Abdul Kader from West Agargaon area in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon. DMP Additional DC (media) Iftekharul Islam said a team of the DB police conducted a drive at West Agargaon around 7.00 pm and arrested Dr Abdul Kader. There several cases against him in connection with ...

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Serum has no right to hold export of vaccine taking money in advance: Papon

The Bangladesh government should exert pressure on Serum Institute of India (SII) to receive its rest of the vaccine doses, said Nazmul Hasan Papon, managing director of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He made the remarks while talking to newsmen after receiving the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital early Saturday afternoon. Papon said, “Bangladesh paid ...

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BNP demands closure of border with India

The BNP has demanded the closure of all land ports in the country with India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. Mirza Fakhrul said, ‘The treatment service is devastated by the terrible outbreak of coronavirus. India already has the highest infection rate in the world. The infection is deadly in the country, the situation there is dire. I ...

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