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  • Sixth death anniversary of Mahbubul Alam today
  • Bangladesh reports 2,828 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths on Friday
  • Coronaviorus Bangladesh: 643 more recover as taking the total number of recoveries to 12,804
  • Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh exceed 60,000; total cases reach to 60,391 as death toll now 811
  • Nagad slashes transaction ceiling to get BB nod
  • Foreign currency reserve, annual remittances hit record highs
  • US protest: Trump sparks controversy saying 'great day' for George Floyd
  • Coronavirus Hotline Numbers: 01944333222, 16263, 333; website: www.corona.gov.bd
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Dearth of ICUs poses major challenge

Dearth of ICUs poses major challenge
There are only 29 ICU beds set up so far at five different hospitals in Dhaka to combat COVID-19 pandemic, sources from the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) said. There are 10 such beds at Bangladesh Kuwait Friendship Hospital, eight at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Hospital, three at Uttara Regent Hospital, three at Mirpur Regent Hospital, and five at Sajeda Foundation Hospital. There are no ICU beds at any hospital outside Dhaka. Experts say that elderly people infected by the coronavirus need ICU support the most. There are more than 80 lakh elderly persons in the country. Speaking with The Independent, former DGHS director Dr ANM Nuruzzaman said: “Our country has only 0.6 hospital beds per 1,000 people. It's 3.2 for Italy,…

8,000 DSCC, DNCC cleaners vulnerable to coronavirus

8,000 DSCC, DNCC cleaners vulnerable to coronavirus

Around 8,000 cleaners of both the city corporations in Dhaka, who cannot afford sanitizers, masks and protective equipment, are doing their jobs taking the high risk of coronavirus infection and transmission. According to the city corporations, there are 4,000-4,500 cleaners in Dhaka North City Corporation…
Action against those spreading rumour on coronavirus: IGP

Action against those spreading rumour on coronavirus: IGP

Issuing a note of warning against those spreading rumours centering the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary yesterday urged the people not to pay heed to any propaganda. “A vested quarter is trying to mislead people with false information…
Withdrawal of AC land a prudent move

Withdrawal of AC land a prudent move

While the world is struggling to cope with the virulence of the Coronavirus, countless countries have gone into partial or full lockdown with Bangladesh falling into the former category. During this period, the law enforcers plus the authority are given orders to ensure that people are safe, secure…
Some suggestions to manage COVID-19

Some suggestions to manage COVID-19

I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that's not pulling the trigger. Mia Hamm, a professional soccer player, Olympic gold medalist. While we may not have seen the novel coronavirus and Covid-19 respiratory disease before, we have certainly seen the damage…
BGMEA eyes PPE export after meeting local demands

BGMEA eyes PPE export after meeting local demands

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) wants to export personal protective equipment (PPE) after meeting domestic demand as the demand of PPE is growing across the globe amid coronavirus pandemic.  “Our ultimate goal is to export PPE to the rest of the world and…
Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz see ‘significant progress’ toward unity govt

Israel’s Netanyahu, Gantz see ‘significant progress’ toward unity govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz on Sunday announced "significant progress" in talks toward forming an emergency unity government amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Gantz, whose now fractured centrist Blue and White alliance had positioned itself…
Four young artistes’ awareness song on coronavirus

Four young artistes’ awareness song on coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak has become a global pandemic as the deadly disease has continued to spread rapidly across the world. The fatal virus has already claimed hundreds of lives in different countries. However, the outbreak of coronavirus can be stopped if everybody maintains some necessary precautions.…
Ex-cricketers to donate money and essentials

Ex-cricketers to donate money and essentials

Buoyed by the initiative taken by the current players, former cricketers of Bangladesh are mulling over a proposal to build a platform to help the distressed during the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus not only in the capital but throughout the country. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)…
Buriganga highly polluted 
despite several projects

Buriganga highly polluted despite several projects

The waters of the Buriganga are highly polluted on a 23km stretch, where no aquatic life can survive, though crores of taka have been spent in the name of clean-up projects. Both the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and the Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB) have taken up several…
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