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Bangladesh reports 7,075 new Covid-19 cases, 52 more die

Bangladesh has recorded 7,075 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 644,439. The death toll climbed to 9,318 after 52 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Monday, according to data released by the government. The latest day’s infection rate was 23.40 percent of the total tests. The death rate stands at ...

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Death toll in Shitalakshya launch capsize reaches 27

Twenty two more bodies were recovered from the sunken launch in the Sitalakkhya River, taking the total death toll from the tragic accident to 27. Golam Maula Sadeque, chairman of Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), said the divers of local fire service and coast guard managed to salvage the sunken launch with the help of salvage ship ‘Prattay’ ...

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21 policemen injured in B’baria accident

At least 21 policemen were injured as a bus hit a police van on Cumilla-Sylhet highway at Pirbari in Sadar upazila early Monday. Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, additional superintendent of Sadar circle police, said the accident occurred early in the morning when the bus of ‘Econo Paribahan’ hit the police van carrying 21 cops, leaving them injured. Among the injured, seven ...

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Taste and smell gone forever? The anguish of Covid survivors

Three days after testing positive for Covid-19, “everything tasted like cardboard,” recalls 38-year-old Elizabeth Medina, who lost her sense of taste and smell at the start of the pandemic. A year later, she fears she will never get them back. Medina consulted ear, nose and throat doctors and neurologists, tried various nasal sprays, and is part of a group of ...

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Death toll in Indonesia, East Timor floods hit 70

More than 70 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said Monday. “There are 55 dead, but this number is very dynamic and will definitely change, while some 42 people are still missing,” Indonesia disaster management agency spokesman Raditya Djati told broadcaster MetroTV. At least 16 people ...

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Gaibandha Nor’wester death toll climbs to 10

An hour-long Nor’wester over Gaibandha has brought down scores of trees leaving at least 10 people dead around the district. The storm blew the clouds away without any downpour while four residents of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, three from Palashbari, two from Fulchhari and one other from Sundarganh were reported dead in the storm on Sunday afternoon, reports bdnews24.com. Gaibandha Deputy ...

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India’s daily COVID-19 cases surpass 1 lakh mark for first time

India has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections, becoming only the second country after the United States to register more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as hospitals in its worst affected state are overrun by patients. India’s daily COVID-19 cases soared by 103,558 on Monday, the biggest such daily increase, data from the health ministry showed, taking ...

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Bernard Tapie: French tycoon and wife attacked in home

Scandal-ridden businessman and former Adidas owner Bernard Tapie and his wife have been attacked in a violent burglary at their estate near Paris. The couple were tied up with electrical cords, physically assaulted and robbed of their jewellery. Bernard Tapie, 78, who was briefly a government minister, is a flamboyant and controversial figure. He has been at the centre of ...

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Country goes into weeklong lockdown today

In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government enforces a weeklong countrywide lockdown today, slapping restrictions on the movement of people, public transport and other activities. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Sunday in this regard. The curbs will remain in force from 6am today till April 11 midnight to prevent the further spread of the ...

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Bangladesh plans to produce Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

The government has plans to produce the coronavirus vaccine, developed by the UK’s University of Oxford and Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca, in Bangladesh. The local pharmaceutical companies will make the vaccine in their factories if they get the raw materials. The government wrote to Oxford-AstraZeneca last week, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque. It also sought help from the World Health Organization, ...

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