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Bangladesh decides against extending shutdown, offices to reopen May 31

Dhaka, May 27 -- The government has decided not to extend the ongoing shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak, allowing offices to reopen on May 31. Offices and other workplaces will be allowed to reo... Read More


Govt to issue coronavirus shutdown update Thursday

Dhaka, May 27 -- The nationwide lockdown orders have been in effect since Mar 26 with the government extending the shutdown period in phases, most recently until May 30 amid a surge in coronavirus cas... Read More


Imperial, Bangabandhu Memorial hospitals in Chattogram to treat COVID-19 patients

Dhaka, May 26 -- They are Imperial Hospital at Khulshi and Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital at Pahartali. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced the decision on Tuesday, saying the port cit... Read More


Earthquake in India jolts parts of Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 25 -- The earthquake at 8:42pm on Monday was 56.6 kilometres deep and 213km northeast from Sylhet. No damage or casualties were reported. Published by HT Digital Content Services with per... Read More


Zafrullah Chowdhury says Gonoshasthaya kit shows he is COVID-19 positive

Dhaka, May 25 -- A test by using a COVID-19 testing kit developed by his organisation "confirmed" his infection, Zafrullah told bdnews24.com over phone on Monday night. He said he underwent the test ... Read More


Hasina calls for efforts to help the poor as Bangladesh gears up for Eid in pandemic

Dhaka, May 24 -- Addressing the nation on the eve of its biggest religious festival, Hasina urged citizens to celebrate the occasion at home with their loved ones as the country remains under lockdown... Read More


Mockbul Hossain, ex-MP and Dhaka Awami League leader, dies from COVID-19

Dhaka, May 24 -- He breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital on Sunday night, his aide Fazlur Rahman told bdnews24.com. Mockbul was admitted to the hospital three days ago a... Read More


Mugda Medical College principal, COVID-19 focal person among four doctors transferred

Dhaka, May 24 -- Principal Shah Golam Nabi was also working as acting director of the hospital after the recent removal of Director Shaheed Md Sadiqul Islam director. Sadiqul had written to the Direc... Read More


Bangladesh launches 'Food for Nation' digital marketplace to connect farmers, consumers

Dhaka, May 23 -- The mobile phone-friendly interface aims to collect agriculture products directly from the farmers to ensure a fair price and a demand-driven distribution of those products. The plat... Read More


Police death toll from COVID-19 in Bangladesh hits 12

Dhaka, May 23 -- Another 178 cases have been detected among policemen in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, taking the total to 3,574, according to a statement. Police officials tested positive for CO... Read More