January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

All schools, colleges closed till Feb 6: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said all schools, colleges and equivalent educational institutions will remain closed for the next two weeks -- from today till February 6 -- amid a surge in...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Govt now aims to jab 70pc population

Bangladesh now plans to inoculate 70 percent of its population with the Covid-19 vaccine -- down from the initial plan of 80 percent -- in line with the World Health Organisation’s target.

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Social gatherings must stop

All types of social events, including marriage ceremonies, have to be stopped as the Covid transmission has risen at an alarming rate, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said yesterday.

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Covid-19 in Ctg: 75pc patients at 2 hospitals down with Omicron

Researchers in Chattogram have found that around 75 percent of Covid-19 patients at two major port city hospitals were infected by the Omicron variant.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Accepting Covid-19: Europe's new strategy?

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Australian court reveals why it rejected Djokovic's visa appeal

An Australian court said on Thursday it dismissed tennis superstar Novak Djokovic's challenge to his visa cancellation as the minister who revoked it reasonably believed Djokovic, who is not...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Bangladesh gets 3.36 lakh Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines from US

Bangladesh today received some 3.36 lakh shots of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson company from the United States government as gift.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Covid surge: Daily cases shoot up to 10,888, positivity rate 26.37%

At least 10,888 new infections were recorded and four people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Chief Justice tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to BSMMU

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique tested positive for Covid-19 and is undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) at present.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

India reports over 3 lakh Covid cases in 24 hours

India's recorded 317,532 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to 38,218,773, according to the health ministry's data.