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Holiday may be extended till Apr 9

Holiday may be extended till Apr 9
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government-declared holiday to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 might be extended till April 9. "We've announced a 10-day holiday, but this might be extended for 14 days. We might extend it till April 9 with some relaxation for some sectors on limited basis," she said while holding a videoconference with the officials of 64 districts to coordinate the ongoing activities to contain coronavirus from her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital. The government on March 23 declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4. The government announced holidays for five days from March 29 to April 2. March 26 was a public holiday on the occasion of Independence Day, while March 27…

3 of a family found dead

3 of a family found dead

Police yesterday recovered bodies of a couple and their two-month-old daughter from Sonalipolli of Kashimpur in Gazipur city. The deceased were identified as Mosharraf Hossain, his wife Hosna Akhter, and their daughter Mohini Akhter, hailing from Gobindapur village under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur.…
3,673 people released from quarantine in Rajshahi

3,673 people released from quarantine in Rajshahi

A total of 3,673 people have, so far, been given clearance certificates after expiry of their 14-day quarantine period in all eight districts under Rajshahi division till 8am yesterday. Divisional Director of Health Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya said 3,295 others remained in home quarantine in the division…
Other healthcare delivery in time of COVID-19

Other healthcare delivery in time of COVID-19

The official number of COVID-19 patients, which is 51, and recorded five deaths from the disease in Bangladesh where first patient was identified on March 8 is still small. While this is good news for a densely-populated country like Bangladesh with poor public health delivery system, but the newly…
Bangladesh must intensify efforts to contain the virus

Bangladesh must intensify efforts to contain the virus

With Bangladesh passing the fourth week of the novel coronavirus outbreak following the first confirmed case on 8 March 2020, the country now requires to zero in on expanding disease detection facilities as the WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged in his message to the world: 'test,…
Poultry industry hit hard

Poultry industry hit hard

The poultry industry is set to face an estimated loss of Tk. 1,150 crore by April 5. Continuous fluctuation in the prices of poultry and problems relating to marketing due to shortage of vehicles have led to a massive loss for both farmers and entrepreneurs, according to a press statement issued…
Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine. There is no known treatment for the new coronavirus that emerged in China late last year and has since proliferated…
Suborna, Shabnaz and Sweety 
in self-isolation

Suborna, Shabnaz and Sweety in self-isolation

As the coronavirus pandemic has now spread everywhere, people around the world are taking all possible initiatives to fight against the deadly virus. Also, raising social awareness among the people about the disease has become an essential weapon to save the human race. Along with the responsible citizens,…
Tigers stand by distressed people

Tigers stand by distressed people

After their combined effort to help the government halt the COVID-19 pandemic, individual cricketers are now trying to help distressed people and those temporarily rendered unemployed in their localities due to the lockdown. The government has already adopted precautionary measures to curb transmission…
Tk 11.24cr, rice allocated for temporary jobless

Tk 11.24cr, rice allocated for temporary jobless

The government has allocated Tk. 11.24 crore and 39,667 tonnes of rice as humanitarian assistance for poor people of 64 districts. These people have become temporarily jobless because of the government’s stay-at-home directive to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The disaster management and relief…
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