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Padma Bridge’s 29th span installed; 4.35 km now visible

The 29th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge was installed on the 19th and 20th pillars at Mawa point in Munshiganj on Monday morning amid the nationwide shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. With the installation of the span, 4,350 metres of the main structure of the mega bridge has become visible. The span ‘4-A’ installed at around ...

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Italy begins to emerge from world’s longest nationwide lockdown

Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe’s hardest-hit country eases back the world’s longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Four million people — an estimated 72 percent of them men — will return to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tries to ...

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Samsung Bangladesh launches Galaxyshopbd.com

To ensure the safety of the customers amid coronavirus outbreak, Samsung Bangladesh has launched an online ordering platform Galaxyshopbd.com. The platform will offer free delivery nationwide within 72 hours (Terms & Conditions Apply), said a press release on Monday. All home delivery will be made while taking the necessary health and safety precautions. Payments can be made either through bKash ...

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Gilead Sciences exporting remdesivir, CEO says

The head of the maker of remdesivir, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients, said Sunday the company has been exporting the drug and is making it available to patients in the United States through the US government. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said the company is donating its entire existing supply of the drug — 1.5 ...

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Japan set to extend virus emergency to May 31

Japan’s government prepared Monday to extend its nationwide state of emergency to the end of May as it braces for a lengthy battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared an initial month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other regions on April 7, later expanding it to cover the entire country It is to expire on ...

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Prof Muntasir Mamun tests corona positive

Eminent historian Professor Muntasir Mamun has tested Covid-19 positive. Confriming the news, Dr Monilal Aich, president of Mugda General Hospital’s Covid-19 response team, said his samples was sent for testing before someday, which came back positive today. Earlier on Sunday night, he was admitted to Mugda General Hospital in the capital with symptoms of the Covid-19.Dr Monilal Aich said Prof Muntasir ...

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UK’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 315 to reach 28,446

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 28,446, minister Michael Gove has said. Speaking during today’s daily press conference, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster stated that there had been more than 1,206,405 coronavirus tests carried out in the UK as of 9am on Sunday May 3, including 76,496 in the previous 24 hours. He noted that 14,248 ...

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UK PM says doctors had plan in case he died of COVID-19

Doctors treating Boris Johnson for coronavirus prepared to announce his death after he was taken to intensive care, the British prime minister said on Sunday, in his first detailed comments about his illness. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it,” he was quoted as saying by the Sun on Sunday newspaper in an interview. “They had a ...

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England’s Roy desperate to return to cricket, even behind closed doors

England opener Jason Roy is desperate to get back to playing cricket, even if matches have to take place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roy, who was part of England’s World-Cup winning team last year, had a taste of playing in an empty stadium in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year and said it was ...

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Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares

Warren Buffett made the announcement at the firm’s virtual annual shareholders’ meeting Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. Speaking at the annual shareholders’ meeting, Mr Buffett said “the world has changed” because of the coronavirus. He then said he had been wrong to invest in ...

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