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PM orders lockdown of virus prone areas

PM orders lockdown of virus prone areas
Prime Minister Sheikh Hssina has asked the authorities concerned to lock down areas with the rising number of COVID-19 patients. She also asked garments factory owners to stop production, except those that are producing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), fearing the spread of the coronavirus. The premier gave this directive at a cabinet meeting held at the PM’s official residence in the capital yesterday. At the meeting, Hasina also asked the jail authorities to release at least 3,000 prisoners who are facing trial in different cases and accused in petty offences because of the risk of coronavirus-infection spreading in crowded jails. Hasina chided Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi over the entry of thousands of garments workers in Dhaka,…

Prince Charles hails Sheikh Hasina for her Covid-19 strides

Prince Charles hails Sheikh Hasina for her Covid-19 strides

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, yesterday extended his sincere thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her letter in which she had wished Prince Charles’s early recovery from the novel coronavirus. “I was enormously touched by your very kind letter of concern and for your generous…
    Black spot of urban economy, blind spot of COVID-19 lockdown

    Black spot of urban economy, blind spot of COVID-19 lockdown

    As the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, or IEDCR, announced the biggest daily spike in infected cases of COVID-19 in the country so far on Sunday, the break-up of the 88 cases identified so far revealed two potential hotspots in capital Dhaka - Tolerbagh, a locale within the…
    Expatriates' problems need early solution

    Expatriates' problems need early solution

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said a handful of countries want to send undocumented Bangladeshis back home. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, the minister issued the statement after an inter-ministerial meeting at the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas…
    Bangladesh Railway losing Tk 4-5cr every day

    Bangladesh Railway losing Tk 4-5cr every day

    Bangladesh Railway is losing Tk 4-5 crore in revenue every day following the suspension of all train services across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, the government suspended all the passenger train services throughout the country in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.…
    Premier clubs may face trouble with foreign players’ contracts

    Premier clubs may face trouble with foreign players’ contracts

    When the deadly COVID-19 is a big strike for the world economy, also a huge blow for the world sports, as there millions of dollars transaction use to deal round the year. The sports oganisers all over the world were forced to postpone all their running events including the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.…
    Community transmission of COVID-19 has begun in Bangladesh: Experts

    Community transmission of COVID-19 has begun in Bangladesh: Experts

    The government's disease control agency and the health agency have hinted that the novel coronavirus has spread through community transmission in the country in the last two days. Even heath experts agree on this. However, health officials continue to deny mass-scale community transmission of the…
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