Coronavirus Update

264 UK, 154 Turkey citizens leave Dhaka for home

A total of 264 UK and 154 Turkey citizens left Dhaka on special flights this afternoon. They had opted to return home amid the Covid-19 outbreak, for which their governments arranged their return flights home.

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 in line with the directive of the health ministry.

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.

February 22, 2020
February 22, 2020

Bangladeshi national infected with coronavirus in UAE

The United Arab Emirates says it registered two new coronavirus cases, including one Bangladeshi national, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11.

February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020

2 more Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus in Singapore

Two more Bangladeshi expatriate workers in Singapore have been infected with the novel coronavirus— recently named Covid-19—with links to the previous two cases being confirmed, The Straits Times reports.

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

‘60pc of global population at risk if coronavirus not contained’

Around two-thirds of the world population could be affected by the coronavirus if it cannot be contained, Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist said today, according to a report by The Guardian.

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