Coronavirus Outbeak

Combating coronavirus: ICT Division, DGHS launch ‘plasma network’

A voluntary plasma platform – ‘Shohojoddha’ – was launched today as a joint initiative of ICT Division, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and some other public and private organisations to facilitate the collection and distribution of plasma from patients who recovered from coronavirus.

June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020

State minister for religious affairs was infected with Covid-19

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah, who passed away last night, was infected with Covid-19.

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

Combating coronavirus: ICT Division, DGHS launch ‘plasma network’

A voluntary plasma platform – ‘Shohojoddha’ – was launched today as a joint initiative of ICT Division, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and some other public and private organisations to facilitate the collection and distribution of plasma from patients who recovered from coronavirus.

May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020

Chittagong University gets permission for Covid-19 tests

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) gives permission to Chittagong University (CU) for conducting coronavirus tests at its lab after the university made a request in this regard.

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

AIIB approves $250mn loan to Bangladesh for Covid-19 response

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a $250 million loan to Bangladesh as the country grapples with the fallout from the novel coronavirus disease.

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

Zakat for life: A mission to save lives of children with thalassemia

The coronavirus pandemic has abruptly stalled city life. There is no public transport on the roads and people only travel for emergencies. But during the pandemic, many parents with children suffering from thalassemia are spending stressful days. They will have to survive the pandemic, collect blood for their sick child, and will have to go to the hospital for blood transfusion.

May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020

114 stranded Bangladeshis return from UK

A total of 114 Bangladesh citizens, mostly students, reached Dhaka from London this morning.

April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020

UN member states demand 'equitable' access to future COVID-19 vaccines

The 193 members of the UN General Assembly adopt by consensus a resolution that calls for "equitable, efficient and timely" access to any future vaccines developed to fight coronavirus.

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus

Joe Diffie, a Grammy award-winning country music singer who had several chart-topping hits in the 1990s, has died of coronavirus. He was 61.

March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020

Construction work of Rooppur nuclear power plant runs under medical monitoring

Construction work of Rooppur Nuclear Plant Project (RNPP) at Pabna’s Ishwardi upazila is running without any hassle thanks to close medical observation at the project site, amidst the threat of the coronavirus outbeak.