BRASÍLIA – When Covid-19 overwhelmed Argentina too badly to host the South American football championships, officials decided to move the tournament to pandemic-battered Brazil of all places, drawing criticism from epidemiologists and a flurry of jokes.
Bangladesh sees rise in Covid infections; 41 more die
Amid the growing trend in both the Coronavirus infections and fatalities, Bangladesh logged 41 more deaths, pushing up the death toll to 12,660.
Bangladesh records lowest Covid deaths in over two months
Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid-related deaths in 24 hours until Wednesday morning, the lowest number in 68 days.
Bangladesh brace for worst Covid outbreak by June-end
With Covid cases keep soaring in frontier districts apparently because of the highly contagious Indian variant, experts fear that Bangladesh may face the worst outbreak of the deadly virus at the end of June next.
3 India returnees test positive for Covid in Magura
Three Bangladeshis, who recently returned from India, have tested positive for Covid-19.
Of them, one is a 50-year-old woman. The other two are men, aged 25 and 40 years. They are originally residents of Satkhira, Tangail and Kushtia, respectively.
Bangladesh loses 26 more lives to Covid
Bangladesh lost 26 more lives in the second wave of Covid in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the country’s fatalities to 12,310.
‘Over 58k tested for Covid at SUST lab in one year’
As many as 58,541 Covid-19 tests have been carried out at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in the past one year. Of the suspected patients, 9,527 have tested positive.
Covid Exposes Africa’s Deficits, but Future Lies in Youths
Africa must keep its eye on long-term development needs. IITA will play its role in equipping the next generation to advance agriculture and feed the people of Africa.
WHO backs Olympics to make right calls on Covid
GENEVA – The WHO on Friday backed the International Olympic Committee, Japan and host city Tokyo to make the right choices in managing the Covid-19 risks surrounding the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games.
Ferry services suspended to contain spread of Covid
Amid a mad rush of home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Banglabazar routes have been suspended to curb the spread of Covid-19.
DU to take exams online if Covid situation remains unchanged
Dhaka University’s Academic Council on Thursday decided to hold the final examinations online from July 1 if coronavirus situation does not improve in the meantime .
IPL’s foreign cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India
SYDNEY – Cricket authorities in Australia and New Zealand rushed to evacuate star players from Covid-hit India on Wednesday, after the lucrative Indian Premier League was abandoned.
Covid claims 61 more lives, infects 1,914 others in Bangladesh
Bangladesh logged 61 more coronavirus-related deaths and 1,914 new cases in 24 hours until Tuesday morning, showing a slight downtrend in daily fatalities and an uptick in infections.
60 more die in Bangladesh as Covid continues its onslaught
The death toll from Covid-19 hit 11,510 in Bangladesh on Saturday as the country logged 60 more fatalities in 24 hours until Saturday morning, as all efforts to stop the pandemic have apparently gone in vain.
May Day: Solidarity, empathy in times of Covid
The historic May Day is being observed on Saturday as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic which has rendered millions of workers jobless across the world in recent months.
Bangladesh approves emergency use of Chinese Covid vaccine
The government on Thursday approved the emergency use of Sinopharm, a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine.
Covid claims 88 more lives in Bangladesh
The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh rose to 11,393 with 88 more fatalities in 24 hours until Thursday morning as the country finds it hard to stop the deadly virus.
Bangladesh to get 21 lakh Covid vaccine doses by early May
Bangladesh will get 21 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the first week of May, said DG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam on Sunday.
Khaleda undergoes fresh Covid test
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia underwent a fresh Covid test on Saturday to know whether she has recovered from the virus as she has been doing well with no visible symptom, said her personal physician Mohammad Al Mamun.
Covid situation in BD unlikely to improve before June: Experts
Dhaka, Apr 22 : Bangladesh is unlikely to see any improvement in the Covid-19 situation before June next as the country is still in the grip of its second wave, predicted a group of local and international health experts.
Covid vaccines be declared as global public good: PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh firmly believes that coronavirus vaccines should be declared as global public goods and called for a strong partnership to tackle COVID-19 challenges.
Cash support to families affected by Covid, natural disasters
Dhaka, Apr 18 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to some 36 lakh families who have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent natural disasters.
Former skipper Faruque’s mother dies with Covid symptoms
Noorjahan Akhter, mother of former Bangladesh National Cricket team captain and chief selector Faruque Ahmed, passed away early Saturday at a city hospital with Covid-19 symptoms.
Bangladesh put under complete lockdown amid Covid spike
Dhaka, Apr 14 : The government has enforced a fresh strict lockdown for eight days from Wednesday in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
Publishers count losses as book fair continues amid Covid surge
This year’s Amar Ekushey Boi Mela (Book Fair) is unlike anything the country has seen. There are stalls and books but hardly any visitors and people willing to buy books.
Second dose of Covid vaccine from Thursday
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday reaffirmed that the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out on Thursday next (April 8) as per the schedule.
Covid: Cumilla sees 5 deaths, 92 new cases in 24 hours
At least five people have died from complications of Covid-19in Cumilla in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll in the district to 296, health officials said Saturday.
Chandpur: Restaurant, party host fined for violating Covid norms
A mobile court in Chandpur has imposed fines of Tk one lakh on a restaurant and the organiser of a post-wedding party at the venue for violating Covid prevention protocols.
Avoid public gatherings, wear masks to fight Covid surge: PM
Seeking cooperation from all to check the rapid transmission of coronavirus, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged people to avoid public gatherings, unnecessary outside stay and wear face masks everywhere.
Covid surge: Tourist spots in Sylhet closed for 2 weeks
All tourist spots in Sylhet district have been shut down for the next two weeks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, officials said Thursday.