Coronavirus Update

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

No flights from Europe till March 31, except UK: Foreign Minister

No inbound passengers from European countries, except England, will be allowed entry to Bangladesh till March 31 over the coronavirus outbreak in the world.

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

Man jailed for advertising ‘coronavirus cure’ in Manikganj

A mobile court has sentenced a Manikganj homeopath to six months in jail for claiming to have a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19) and trying to market the products.

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

Newborn in London tests positive for coronavirus

A newborn has tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, making the baby possibly one of the youngest cases in the country, UK’s local media reported.

March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Coronavirus prevention: schools of a Bagerhat upazila get 20,000 masks, soap

Around 10,000 masks and 10,000 soap are distributed in primary and secondary schools of Mollahat upazila under Bagerhat district today -- in a bid to combat coronavirus.

March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Coronavirus: US mobilises $2,500,000 to support Bangladesh

The US government has mobilised $2,500,000 through USAID to support Bangladesh's COVID-19 readiness and response efforts.

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

‘Will act in line with health ministry directive over operation of schools’

With the first confirmation of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, when asked whether educational institutions will be closed, State Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury says they will act...

March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020

Coronavirus might affect Mujib Borsho celebration: foreign minister

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says the outbreak of coronavirus might affect foreign guests’ presence at Mujib Borsho celebration.

March 4, 2020
March 4, 2020

Bangladeshi in Milan infected with coronavirus

One Bangladeshi living in Italy’s Milan has contracted the novel coronavirus that originated in China’s Wuhan city and has now created a worldwide panic.

March 2, 2020
March 2, 2020

Chinese man sentenced to death for killing 2 at virus checkpoint

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death for fatally stabbing two officials at a checkpoint set up to control the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

Avoid non-mandatory foreign trips: IEDCR

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) advises people to avoid foreign tours which are not mandatory to stay safe from the novel coronavirus infection.