BANGLADESH

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BANGLADESH

271,881

Total Cases

3,591

Total Deaths

156,623

Total Recovered

111,667

Total Active Cases

+34

New Deaths

+2,766

New Cases


via theindependentbd08/12/2020

Covid-19 death toll exceeds 3500 in Bangladesh - theindependentbd.com

The coronavirus death tally in Bangladesh reached 3,513 on Wednesday with the death of 42 more patients in the last 24 hours. Besides, 2,995 new cases were confirmed during the period pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,66,498. So far, over 1.3 million samples have been tested -- 14,751…

via theloadstar08/11/2020

News / Biman Bangladesh in intensive care as freighter plan goes awry - theloadstar.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Biman Bangladesh Airlines to suspend its move to acquire cargo planes in its fleet, despite the current potential for operating freighter services. In December 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the Biman authority to start a freighter operation by acquiring two cargo aircraft. In the absence of freighters, the national flag carrier had been carrying cargo in passenger aircraft bellies. However, since the pandemic forced it to suspend passenger flights, Biman in ...

via theindependentbd08/11/2020

Coronavirus: Bangladesh detects 2996 new cases, 33 more die - theindependentbd.com

Officially confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh soared to 2,63,503 on Tuesday with the detection of 2,996 new cases in the last 24 hours until morning. The health authorities also reported 33 deaths, taking the local tally to 3,471. Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death…


via hindustantimes08/08/2020

Bengali craving for Hilsa grows as poor catch fails to tickle palate - Hindustan Times

In June, when the over two-month-long coronavirus disease-induced (Covid-19) lockdown restrictions were lifted, fishermen associations had exuded hope that this year could see a bumper Hilsa catch, as the Ganges and its tributaries were less polluted due to the lockdown coupled with bountiful rains.

via bdnews2408/07/2020

BAEC member protests against rejoinder to news of COVID-19 incentives - bdnews24.com

A member of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has protested against a rejoinder to parts of a bdnews24.com report on special payment of coronavirus incentives to officials despite it being an agency not involved in preventing the pandemic or treatment of COVID-19 patients.

via reuters08/06/2020

U.S. lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory - Reuters

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.

via asianews.it08/13/2020

BANGLADESH Dhaka, 70% of emigrants who returned due to Covid-19 without work - AsiaNews

Revealed in an International Organization for Migration report. About 10 million Bangladeshi work abroad, especially in the Persian Gulf, generating remittances of over 15 billion euros. One migrant worker supports on average three members of his family. Without work, they go into debt to buy food and pay for coronavirus treatment. Many returnees hope to leave soon.

via voanews08/12/2020

US Makes Deal with Biotech Company for 100 Million Doses of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine - Voice of America

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced an agreement between the federal government and an American biotechnology company to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The company, Moderna, is to manufacture the vaccine doses while clinical trials are under way.


via ktvz08/11/2020

Covid-19 misinformation is spreading in 25 different languages, leading to deaths and injuries, study finds - KTVZ

Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries — including the United States — and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday, involved

via livemint08/09/2020

After dry chillies Indian Railways to transport denim and dyes to Bangladesh from Gujarat - Livemint

Indian Railways will operate first ever parcel special train under Ahmedabad division for Bangladesh, which will be traversing 2110 km to reach Benapole in Bangladesh.Western Railway had earlier sent a goods train with loaded wagons of onions for Bangladesh from Bhavnagar on 4 August 2020

via communalnews08/08/2020

Coronavirus — Cases Soaring in India, Bangladesh Scared - Communal News

Another 933 people have died in India in the last 24 hours. As a result, the total number of deaths in the country is 42,517. At this time, 61,538 people have been newly infected. The number of victims is now 206,611 people. Besides, 46,900 patients have recovered from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours. NDTV ...

via reuters08/07/2020

Bangladesh looks to cut future coal use as costs rise - Reuters

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh plans to review the number of coal-based power plants it hopes to build, with an eye to reducing its dependence on coal as costs for the fuel rise and power demand grows more slowly than expected, a government official said on Friday.

via theindependentbd08/06/2020

ADB okays additional US$3 mn for Covid-19 response in Bangladesh - theindependentbd.com

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional US$3 million in grant assistance for procuring urgently needed medical supplies for an emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. The Government of Japan is financing the grant assistance sourced from the ADB-administered…


via theloadstar08/11/2020

Biman Bangladesh in intensive care as freighter plan goes awry - theloadstar.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Biman Bangladesh Airlines to suspend its move to acquire cargo planes in its fleet, despite the current potential for operating freighter services. In December 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the Biman authority to start a freighter operation by acquiring two cargo aircraft. In the absence of freighters, the national flag carrier had been carrying cargo in passenger aircraft bellies. However, since the pandemic forced it to suspend passenger flights, Biman in ...

via voanews08/11/2020

Russian President Putin Says Country is First to Formally Approve Coronavirus Vaccine - Voice of America

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country has become the first in the world to formally approve a new COVID-19 vaccine, despite a lack of data to back up his claims that the drug is safe to administer to humans. President Putin announced the development during a meeting with his government ministers Tuesday that was carried live on state television. "I know that it works quite effectively, it forms a stable immunity,” Putin said of the new vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute.

via deccanherald08/10/2020

Former Bangladesh spinner Mosharraf Hossain tests positive for Covid-19 - Deccan Herald

Former Bangladesh left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain, who has represented the national team in five ODIs, has tested positive for Covid-19. The 38-year-old, who had undergone four months of intense treatment including a surgery for brain tumour, contracted the infection after his father also tested positive for the contagious disease. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour last

via arabnews08/08/2020

Thousands struggle to stay afloat as Bangladesh floods wreak havoc - Arab News

DHAKA: Thousands of Bangladeshis are struggling to make a living, with more than 40 percent of the country submerged in water following the worst floods since 1998, officials said Saturday. As of Saturday 41 people had died from the floods, which has affected more than 5.5 million people out of a population of 166 million since June, according to government data.

via m.theindependentbd08/08/2020

Coronavirus: Bangladesh detects 2611 new cases, 32 more die - theindependentbd.com

Officially confirmed coronavirus in Bangladesh  soared to 2,55,113  on Saturday with the detection of 2,611 new cases in the last 24 hours until morning. The health authorities reported 32 new deaths, taking the local tally to 3,365. Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8…

via nytimes08/06/2020

US Lifts Global Health Coronavirus Travel Advisory - The New York Times

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.