Bangladesh records 3,288 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 2,000

Bangladesh records 3,288 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 2,000

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh has reported 3, 288 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 1,59,679, while nearly 2,000 people have succumbed to the novel coronavirus, a senior health official said on Saturday. A total of 29 people died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of fatalities to 1,997, said Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Bangladesh remains the 18th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number…

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COVID-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till August 3

COVID-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till August 3

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh has extended restrictions imposed on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus as the number of positive cases in the country rose to 1,45,483 and the death toll reached 1,847. The government announced the decision as the existing nationwide restriction measures expired on Tuesday evening, the Daily Star reported. The Cabinet Division issued a notification, mentioning “the restriction will continue from July 1 to August 3. Weekly holidays will also be under the purview of the restrictions.”…

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Bangladesh's daily count of COVID-19 cases tops 4,000 for first time

Bangladesh's daily count of COVID-19 cases tops 4,000 for first time

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded 4,008 new coronavirus cases, the highest-single day count, taking the total number of cases to 98,489. The death toll due to the COVID-19 rose to 1,305 after 43 people died on Wednesday, according to the health directorate. Another 1,925 COVID-19 patients recovered in the same period, raising the total to 38,189, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing. A total of 17,527 samples were tested at 59 authorised labs in the country in the same period, 22.87 per cent of…

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Bangladesh marks dozens of COVID-19 red zones, majority in Dhaka after tally crosses 87,000

Bangladesh marks dozens of COVID-19 red zones, majority in Dhaka after tally crosses 87,000

By IANS DHAKA: Bangladesh’s national committee for tackling the coronavirus pandemic has spotted dozens of areas as red zones due to high infection and death rates, majority of them in capital Dhaka. They include 45 areas in Dhaka, 11 in Charttogram and several Upazilas in Narayanganj, Gazipur, and Narsingdi, bdnews24 said in a report on Sunday. The committee is marking an area that has recorded minimum 60 COVID-19 cases among 100,000 people in last 14 days as a red zone in Dhaka and Chattogram cities. The ratio for red zone…

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Bangladesh to resume domestic flight operations from June 1

Bangladesh to resume domestic flight operations from June 1

By IANS DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for more than two months in a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was reported. “The domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from Jun 1,” Civil Aviation Secretary Md Mohibul Haque told bdnews24 on Thursday. “We are not reopening flights on all domestic routes for now as three airports are now ready,” said Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, the…

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Bangladesh opts for restricted reopening; COVID-19 tally crosses 40,000-mark

Bangladesh opts for restricted reopening; COVID-19 tally crosses 40,000-mark

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Thursday issued an order allowing restricted reopening of the offices and transport services from May 31 despite fears of the intensified coronavirus onslaughts as the country recorded 2029 new COVID-19 cases – the highest number of infections in a single day. Bangladesh first declared a nationwide holiday from March 26 to April 4 while the country confirmed the first coronavirus death on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first three COVID-19 cases. Since its enforcement on March 26, coinciding with the Independence Day…

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Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown till May 16, confirmed cases cross 10,000

Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown till May 16, confirmed cases cross 10,000

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 16 to contain the deadly coronavirus as the number of cases crossed the 10,000-mark in the country. The Ministry of Public Administration announced the government’s decision in a gazette notification, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The government initially declared a general holiday on March 26 for 10 days. Later, that was gradually extended till April 25 as the country kept seeing a rise in the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. Bangladesh later extended the nationwide shutdown until…

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Atleast 31 people contract COVID-19 at closed temple in Dhaka; cases near 5,000

Atleast 31 people contract COVID-19 at closed temple in Dhaka; cases near 5,000

By IANS DHAKA: Thirty-one people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in a closed ISCKON temple in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, it was reported on Sunday. The infections have baffled the authorities as the temple has been closed to outsiders since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Bangladesh on March 8, bdnews24 said in a report. “No one was allowed into the temple. I don’t understand how so many people have been infected given so much care was taken,” Gendaria Police Station OC Saju Mia said after…

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COVID-19: Bangladesh bans Iftar gatherings during Ramzan as coronavirus cases climb to 4,689

COVID-19: Bangladesh bans Iftar gatherings during Ramzan as coronavirus cases climb to 4,689

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday banned Iftar gatherings during the holy month of Ramzan to curb the spread of the coronavirus infections as the Muslim-majority country recorded the highest single-day spike of 503 positive cases, increasing the total cases to 4,689. Bangladesh’s Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement said that in order to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, no individuals or institutions will be allowed to arrange or participate in any gathering over Iftar meals at dusk, bdnews24.com reported. ALSO READ: Muslims around the world mark Ramzan…

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