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UK records 96 Covid deaths and 46,558 cases in 24 hrs

UK has reported another 46,558 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,519,602, according to official figures released Tuesday. The country also recorded another 96 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number since March 24. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now standing at 128,823. These figures only include ...

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Actress Pori Moni case: Omi among 3 sued in passport act

A case has been filed under the Passport Act against three persons including Tuhin Siddique Omi, who was arrested in an attempted rape and murder case filed by film actress Pori Moni. The two others are Basir and Mioshiur. Savar Police Station inspector (investigation) Md Kamal Hossain filed the case with city’s Dakshinkhan Police Station on Tuesday night, said OC ...

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Bangladesh reports 34 daily deaths from Covid : 1,444 cases

With the deaths of 34 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,583. During this timeline, 1,444 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,98,830. Health authorities also reported 1,397 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,38,805, ...

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Post-infection Covid immunity usually robust after 8 months: Study

The human body typically retains a robust immune response to the coronavirus for at least eight months after an infection, and potentially much longer, researchers said in a study published in the journal Science. About 90% of the patients studied showed lingering, stable immunity, the study found. The coronavirus has been shrouded in unknowns and uncertainties since it emerged a ...

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On Monday, a further 41,385 Covid cases and 357 deaths were reported in the UK.

England’s “very high” Covid infection level is a “growing concern” as the NHS struggles to cope with rising patient numbers, a health official has said. On Monday, a further 41,385 Covid cases and 357 deaths were reported in the UK. Some data for Scotland and Northern Ireland is not being released over the Christmas period. Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director ...

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Mushfiqur seeks public apology following unexpected behaviour

Bangladesh former captain and the skipper of Beximco Dhaka in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, Mushfiqur Rahim, has sought public apology for his unexpected behaviour with one of his teammates. During the 17th over of the Eliminator game of the event between Dhaka and Fortune Barishal, Mushfiqur threatened Nasum Ahmed to throw the ball. The wicketkeeper-batsman thought he would have missed ...

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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop mass job cuts after the ...

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Black holes: Cosmic signal rattles Earth after 7 billion years

Imagine the energy of eight Suns released in an instant. This is the gravitational “shockwave” that spread out from the biggest merger yet observed between two black holes. The signal from this event travelled for some seven billion years to reach Earth but was still sufficiently strong to rattle laser detectors in the US and Italy in May last year.Researchers ...

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Dhaka seeks strong partnership with UN to keep dev endeavours on track

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought strong partnership with the United Nations as he fears that COVID-19 may impede the progresses in the area of SDG achievements and the country’s graduation trajectory. He emphasized the need to have a coordinated partnership with the UN so that the ongoing endeavours of Bangladesh remain on track. The Foreign Minister stressed ...

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