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Another cop dies from coronavirus

A policeman died from coronavirus while undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Christian Mission Hospital on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Sub-Inspector Mosharraf Hossain, 57, hailing from Pabna. He was posted at Naogaon Range Reserved Force (RRF). Doctor Saiful Ferdous Mohammad Khairul Ataturk, deputy director of Rajshahi Medical College, said that Mosharraf was hospitalised around 7pm saying that he was ...

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China reports no new virus cases for first time

China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first time since it started reporting data in January, a day after Communist Party leaders celebrated “major achievements” in the virus fight. The virus first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, but cases have dwindled dramatically from the peak in mid-February as the country appears ...

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Hydroxychloroquine shows no virus benefit, raises death risk: study

A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital. Hydroxychloroquine is normally used to treat arthritis but pronouncement from public figures including US President Donald Trump — who announced this week he is taking the drug — has prompted ...

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S Alam Group Director Morshedul dies of coronavirus

Morshedul Alam, a director of S Alam Group, has died from COVID-19. He breathed his last at the intensive care unit of the Chattogram General Hospital on Friday night. Confirming the news, senior consultant of the hospital Dr Abdur Rab said the 65-year-old had underlying health conditions.He was admitted to the hospital’s isolation unit on Thursday evening and later transferred ...

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At least 38 dead in Pakistan plane crash, plane lost engines before crash

A pilot on Pakistan International Airline flight 8303 told air traffic control in Karachi he lost engines before the plane crashed on Friday. In an audio recording of aircraft communications obtained by CNN, from a Pakistani government source, the pilot can be heard speaking with air traffic control about his approach before saying, “We are proceeding direct, we have lost ...

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BCB director Shafiul Nadel tests positive for Covid-19

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director (women’s wing chairman) and Awami League’s Organizing Secretary Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). After being tested for coronavirus at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College’s PCR laboratory, he was reported as a positive case, Nadel confirmed. “Since the Covid-19 outbreak, I’ve been involved with many charitable works, relief distribution in different areas ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 351 to 36,393

Priti Patel is hosting today’s daily Downing St press conference The UK’s coronavirus death toll has increased by 351, according to the latest government figures. The rise in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Thursday takes the country’s official death toll in hospitals, care homes and the community to 36,393. A further 3,287 people tested positive for Covid-19 in ...

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Over 2b people without proper sanitation at high risk of COVID-19 infection

Photo:  Representational image. Bangladeshi children use hand sanitizer as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in a slum in Dhaka on 19 March 2020.   Without access to soap and clean water, more than two billion people in low- and middle-income nations have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy ...

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Australia confident of hosting India, could tour England

Australia confident of hosting India.File photo Australia are a “nine out of 10” chance to host India for a test series in the home summer and could also tour England for limited overs series beforehand, Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts said. Cricket has been shut down since March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and while travel curbs remain Australia ...

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Oxford University plans to recruit 10,000 more volunteers for trials of potential vaccine

Oxford University and AstraZeneca plan to recruit around 10,000 adults and children in Britain for trials of an experimental coronavirus vaccine which on Thursday received US backing worth up to $1.2 billion. The university said on Friday that partner institutions across Britain had started recruiting up to 10,260 adults and children to see how well the human immune system responds ...

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