China Coronavirus

March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Why are deaths from coronavirus so high in Italy?

Outside of mainland China, Italy currently has the highest number of deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the world. Italy’s fatality rate at 5% is also higher than the global average of 3.4%, according to the World Health Organization. Now, the question is, why is that the case?

March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020

2 coronavirus patients tested negative yesterday, further tests to be done: IEDCR

Of the three reported cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh, two people have tested negative in the second set of tests conducted on them yesterday.

March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020

Bangladesh Bank has no plans to quarantine bank notes to check coronavirus spread

South Korea’s central bank started to quarantine all bank notes on March 6 for two weeks to remove any traces of coronavirus and even burn them as part of the government’s efforts to contain the outbreak.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

IEDCR asks overseas returnees to self-quarantine

Institute of Epidemiology, Diseases Control and Research (IEDCR) requests all overseas returnees to self-quarantine.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Elderly couple with high temperature sent to hospital from Dhaka airport

An elderly couple who landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport were sent to hospital after authorities detected they had fever.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

First coronavirus death recorded in Canada

Canada has recorded its first death from the new coronavirus, health officials in the westernmost province of British Columbia has announced.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Kerala shows the way to tackle COVID-19

As India braces itself to tackle fresh incidences of coronavirus, Kerala’s successful handling of the nation’s first three positive cases, backed by a rigid protocol, including a 28-day quarantine to contain its spread, offers a model to others.

March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020

Coronavirus situation not serious enough to close schools: health secretary

A day after the first cases of coronavirus were detected in Bangladesh, Health Secretary Md Ashadul Islam has said the situation is not bad enough to close schools and colleges of the country.

March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020

4 Bangladeshis, 3 with high temperature, sent to hospital from Dhaka airport

Four passengers, including a child and her mother, who landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Spain, Italy and Singapore, have been sent to hospital, airport sources say. Three of them, except the mother, are hospitalised with high fever

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

5 of a family in India infected with coronavirus

In fresh coronavirus positive cases, five members of a family in the southern Indian state of Kerala have been found infected, taking the total number in India to 39.