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  • Identify Covid-19 hotspots, ensure social distancing

    A group of leading economists, civil society leaders and public health professionals have suggested that the government identify the hot spots of Covid-19 in the country and begin a wider communication campaign to ensure social distancing to prevent further spread of the coronavirus infection.

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    Stay home, stay well: Disinfect house to protect family

    Homes are supposed to be a safe space where people can relax. Unfortunately, people wind up bringing home the world and all its germs through exposed hands, shoes, clothing, and phones. This is all the more dangerous during the unfolding coronavirus pandemic.

  • ‘Help repatriation of Bangalees’

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Awami League today expels 16 Member of Constituent Assembly (MCAs) from the party for acting against the discipline, interest and directions of the party.

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    Covid-19 Outbreak: Callousness of a few puts many lives at risk

    Dhaka city has been virtually paused. Streets are almost empty, shops shuttered, restaurants closed, families cloistered at home -- all attempted to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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    Getting closer to corona test kit production

    Gonoshasthaya Kendra yesterday received the reagents that were needed to manufacture the low-cost kit developed by the organisation to detect novel coronavirus infection.

  • Twelve killed in Kashmir violence

    Nine suspected militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said yesterday, as authorities enforced a lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Admissions, grades without tests

    Many private universities have decided to assign students grades without holding semester finals and enroll new students sans admission tests, due to the evolving novel coronavirus situation.

  • Stay home, stay well: Get things delivered safely

    Since the country went into shutdown, people have had to adapt themselves to spending days cooped up in their homes.

  • ‘US recognition will open up a new chapter’

    Bangabandhu today expresses his confidence that the formal recognition to Bangladesh by the US will open up a new chapter in the development of friendly cooperation and understanding between the people of the two countries for their mutual benefit.

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    7 die showing coronavirus-like symptoms

    At least seven people, including two children, died of Covid-19-like symptoms in six districts since Friday night.

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    Woman raped after kidnap in Cox’s Bazar

    A woman has been allegedly raped after abduction in Chakarai upazila of Cox’s Bazar, reports our correspondent.

  • Buses, trains to stay put till April 11

    The government yesterday extended the suspension on movement of public transport until April 11 to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

  • Starmer new UK Labour leader

    Pro-European centrist Keir Starmer was unveiled as new Labour party leader yesterday, heralding a shift in Britain’s main opposition party after a crushing election defeat under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn and years of ideological infighting.

  • Wearing masks ‘not a bad idea’

    The World Health Organization has said that medical masks should be prioritised for health workers, but it opened the door to greater public use of homemade masks or other mouth coverings as a way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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    WB approves $100m for Bangladesh to fight Covid-19

    The World Bank has approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and strengthen its national system for public health emergencies.

  • US recognises Bangladesh

    The United States of America today accords recognition to Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent state. The US is the 57th country and the fourth of the five big powers to recognise Bangladesh.

  • Pie in the sky

    Pizza and beer are being delivered by plane to remote ranches in the Australian outback in an attempt to bring a slice of cheer to those in extreme isolation under the virus lockdown.

  • Coronavirus Scare: MCCI for Tk 1tn fund to tackle fallout

    Country’s central bank should create a fund of Tk 1 trillion to mitigate the financial losses due to Covid-19 outbreak, says a leading business chamber.

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    Relief rice seized from AL leader’s house

    Government officials have recovered a whopping five and a half tonnes of rice belong to vulnerable group development programme from the house of a local Awami League (AL) leader in Naogaon’s Raninagar upazila.

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    Around 2,500 Bangladeshis to remain stuck in India

    The Bangladeshis stranded in India amid the nationwide lockdown, imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, will have to wait till the lockdown is relaxed to return, said officials concerned yesterday.

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    Three die after showing virus-like symptoms

    At least 125 families have been kept in isolation in four districts after three people died with coronavirus-like symptoms.

  • Berthing of vessels delayed at Ctg port

    Chattogram port authorities have delayed scheduled berthing of three vessels due to acute space shortage at its yard designated to imported goods-laden containers.

  • Pandemic may cause biggest emissions cut since WWII

    Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions data.

  • Google to publish user location data

    Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Nature Quest: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

    Bulbous nests fashioned and clumped onto trees by weaverbirds used to be a part of the rural landscape not so long ago.

  • ‘No gloves, no masks’

    “We don’t have gloves, masks, anything,” says one of the medical team at southeastern Romania’s RamnicuSarat hospital, one of those designated to treat Covid-19 patients.

  • Time for treatment from afar

    SM Mominul Islam Mukut, who works at a bank, went to a private hospital in Uttara on March 21 after suffering from fever and low blood pressure.

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    2 killed in Naogaon ‘gunfights’

    Two suspected criminals were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in two upazilas of Naogaon early yesterday.

  • Antarctica once had rainforests

    Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow, but has not always been that way.

  • Political freedom must embody economic emancipation

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gives the Nixon administration 10 days’ time to recognise Bangladesh or the Bangladesh government would close down the US Mission in Dhaka.