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Bangladesh logs 228 new virus deaths, 11,291 cases

Bangladesh logs 228 new virus deaths, 11,291 cases

-- 2021-07-25 17:53:15

Bangladesh has registered 228 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 19,274. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,164,635 after 11,291 people tested positive for the disease until 8...

India's Oxygen Express reaches Sirajganj

India's Oxygen Express reaches Sirajganj

-- 2021-07-25 17:41:23

Oxygen Express, an emergency railway service of India, reached Sirajganj of Bangladesh with 200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on Sunday. India has sent the oxygen to assist Bangladesh in tackling t...

‘Govt plans to vaccinate 10m people each month’

‘Govt plans to vaccinate 10m people each month’

-- 2021-07-25 17:04:07

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said the government has planned to bring some 10 million people under its vaccination programme each month using 210 million vaccine doses to be collected from...

Mysterious fires destroy four Dhaka buses in two days

Mysterious fires destroy four Dhaka buses in two days

-- 2021-07-25 14:56:52

Four buses have been gutted in two separate fires in Dhaka's Motijheel and Kamalapur areas on Saturday and Sunday. Two buses and two cars located in a garage near the Modhumita Cinema Hall caught fir...

Dhaka streets see larger crowds on third day of lockdown

Dhaka streets see larger crowds on third day of lockdown

-- 2021-07-25 14:30:52

The third day of lockdown after Eid-ul-Adha sees more people and vehicles on the streets of Dhaka city on Sunday morning. A line of traffic ran all the way from the city’s Suhrawardy Hospital t...

Linde Bangladesh to continue medical oxygen import from India by train

Linde Bangladesh to continue medical oxygen import from India by train

-- 2021-07-25 14:14:01

Linde Bangladesh has said it will continue the import of medical oxygen by train to supplement its local supply with active assistance from Linde India, the governments of India and Bangladesh. This...

15 Bangladesh-bound Rohingyas detained in India

15 Bangladesh-bound Rohingyas detained in India

-- 2021-07-25 13:34:33

Fifteen Rohingyas have been detained in India when they were trying to sneak into a Tripura-bound train, on their way to Bangladesh, which shares 856 km of border with India’s Tripura. Railway...

Lockdowns upend life as Bangladesh fights Covid surge

Lockdowns upend life as Bangladesh fights Covid surge

REUTERS 2021-07-25 13:09:02

Saiful Alam’s design and printing shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan was doing well enough to earn a living for his family, and also provide livelihoods for two of his employees. But as the go...

Metro rail launch delayed further

Metro rail launch delayed further

-- 2021-07-25 11:41:03

The launch of the Agargaon-Uttara route of Bangladesh’s first metro rail is being delayed further with the COVID-19 situation going from bad to worse. The authorities had planned to finish the...

Tourists visit Sylhet spots amid lockdown

Tourists visit Sylhet spots amid lockdown

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-25 10:31:31

SYLHET: A good number of visitors were seen moving on the tourist spots in Sylhet during the Eid vacation and amid lockdown. Many of the visitors with their family members and friends in groups were...

'Damage to Padma bridge pier insignificant'

'Damage to Padma bridge pier insignificant'

FE REPORT 2021-07-25 08:30:58

The users of the Padma have been alerted to carefully cross the river for protection of the under-construction costly bridge from any damage. The move has been made after a ro-ro ferry hit a pier of...

Millions desperately trying to return to Dhaka

Millions desperately trying to return to Dhaka

-- 2021-07-25 08:02:47

The flow of Dhaka-bound people continued rising as the second day of the 'hard lockdown' ended on Saturday in a comparatively relaxed mood. To join work after Eid holidays, people from different part...

210m vaccine doses to come early next year, health minister says

210m vaccine doses to come early next year, health minister says

-- 2021-07-24 22:11:55

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday said 210 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have already been arranged from different sources early next year to bring the country’s 80 per cent populati...

383 arrested in capital for breaching lockdown rules

383 arrested in capital for breaching lockdown rules

UNB 2021-07-24 20:04:16

Police arrested 383 people and penalised 441 vehicles in the capital for violating restrictions on Saturday, the second day of the strict post-Eid nationwide lockdown reinforced to rein in the soaring...

‘Bangladesh to receive 3.0m more Sinopharm jabs this month’

‘Bangladesh to receive 3.0m more Sinopharm jabs this month’

UNB 2021-07-24 19:07:37

Bangladesh will get 3.0 million more doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China this month, Health and Family Planning Minister Zahid Maleque said on Saturday. The jabs are expected to arrive in Dhaka eit...

India to send 200 tonnes liquid oxygen to Bangladesh

India to send 200 tonnes liquid oxygen to Bangladesh

-- 2021-07-24 18:36:11

The Indian government is sending 200 tonnes of liquid oxygen to Bangladesh by train to help supplement the country’s reserves amid a spike in COVID cases and deaths. The consignment, carried in...

Adult family members of frontline workers to get vaccines

Adult family members of frontline workers to get vaccines

-- 2021-07-24 18:15:38

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said family members of frontline workers, who are aged at least 18 years, will get the COVID-19 vaccine shot. The health ministry has already issued directions on th...

COVID-19: 6,780 test positive, 195 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 6,780 test positive, 195 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-24 17:56:09

Bangladesh has registered 195 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 19,046. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,153,344 after 6,780 people tested positive for the disease until 8...

People trying to reach Dhaka crossing Padma River

People trying to reach Dhaka crossing Padma River

-- 2021-07-24 16:56:57

People have been heading crossing the Padma River near the Shimulia port in Munshiganj in an attempt to reach Dhaka despite the current lockdown and warnings about strict punishments. Mobile courts h...

Dhaka receives 245,200 AstraZeneca doses from Tokyo

Dhaka receives 245,200 AstraZeneca doses from Tokyo

-- 2021-07-24 16:40:27

The first consignment of 245,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon from Japan. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the vaccine doses that came under the COVA...

Indian Railways' Oxygen Express leaves for Bangladesh

Indian Railways' Oxygen Express leaves for Bangladesh

-- 2021-07-24 16:30:56

An Indian Railways' Oxygen Express carrying 200 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in 10 containers left Tatanagar railway junction of Indian state Jharkhand for Bangladesh this morning.  “Th...

Rains spark fear of dengue outbreak in Dhaka amid Covid-19

Rains spark fear of dengue outbreak in Dhaka amid Covid-19

-- 2021-07-24 09:26:04

Dengue cases are threatening to overwhelm Dhaka’s stretched healthcare system amid the coronavirus outbreak, with the hospitals admitting the highest number of patients with the mosquito-borne d...

Hasina sends mangoes to Imran Khan

Hasina sends mangoes to Imran Khan

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-23 19:58:35

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent special Bangladeshi mangoes as gift to the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan. The mangoes were handed over to the Pakista...

Bangladesh reports 6,364 new virus cases, 166 deaths

Bangladesh reports 6,364 new virus cases, 166 deaths

-- 2021-07-23 17:55:59

Bangladesh has registered 166 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the toll to 18,851. The caseload surged to 1,146,564 after 6,364 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am Friday, repo...

Dhaka streets largely deserted as 'strictest' lockdown begins

Dhaka streets largely deserted as 'strictest' lockdown begins

-- 2021-07-23 16:52:21

The streets of Dhaka city were found largely deserted as only a smattering of vehicles dotted the streets following the onset of another lockdown, with curbs dubbed the 'strictest' yet, to rein in a r...

India working to resume vaccine export to Bangladesh, reiterates envoy

India working to resume vaccine export to Bangladesh, reiterates envoy

-- 2021-07-23 16:36:31

India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, is working to resume the export of Covid vaccine jabs to Bangladesh as vaccine production in India is growing rapidly. Indian High Commissioner to Bang...

Govt to lower vaccination age limit to 18 years soon: Health DG

Govt to lower vaccination age limit to 18 years soon: Health DG

FE Online Report   2021-07-23 16:16:40

The government on Friday said it will lower the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccination to 18 years from the existing 30 years. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, director-general of the Directorate...

Bangladesh to receive 245,200 AstraZeneca doses from Japan Saturday

Bangladesh to receive 245,200 AstraZeneca doses from Japan Saturday

-- 2021-07-23 15:25:31

Some 2,45,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday from Japan. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will receive the vaccine doses that will come under COVAX facilit...

ময়মনসিংহ মেডিকেলে করোনা ও উপসর্গ নিয়ে ২০ জনের মৃত্যু

ময়মনসিংহ মেডিকেলে করোনা ও উপসর্গ নিয়ে ২০ জনের মৃত্যু

-- 2021-07-23 14:55:49

ময়মনসিংহ মেডিকেল কলেজ হাসপাতালে গত ২৪ ঘণ্টায় কোভিডে আরও নয়জনের মৃত্যু হয়েছে; এছাড়া উপসর্গ নিয়ে মারা গছেন ১১ জন। বৃহস্পতিবার সকাল থেকে শুক্রবার সকালের মধ্যে তারা মারা যান বলে হাসপাতালের চিকিৎসক মহিউদ্...

20 injured as ferry hits Padma bridge pillar

20 injured as ferry hits Padma bridge pillar

-- 2021-07-23 13:57:21

At least 20 people have been injured in a ferry accident in the Padma river in Munshiganj, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred when a Ro-Ro ferry, named Shahjalal, crashed into a pillar o...