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United Hospital in Dhaka catches fire

Dhaka, May 27 -- The Fire Service and Civil Defence sent three units to the private facility after the fire broke out around 10pm on Wednesday at the coronavirus camp constructed outside the main buil... Read More


Bangladesh leaving lockdown as offices, public transports to reopen from May 31

Dhaka, May 27 -- Offices and other workplaces will be allowed to operate in this period while public transit system will run in a reduced capacity subject to their compliance with several health and h... Read More


Bangladesh to reopen public transport services on limited scale from May 31

Dhaka, May 27 -- State Minister to Public Administration Farhad Hossain said public transport system would be allowed but services will be scaled down throughout the country from May 31 to Jun 15 on c... Read More


Musician Shujeo Shyam hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms

Dhaka, May 27 -- He was admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital with respiratory problems and fever around 12:30am on Wednesday, said his daughter Rupmanjuri Shyam. "His health is better now. But his ... Read More


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


Three die from electrocution during storm in Narayanganj

Dhaka, May 27 -- Five others were injured after the electric wire snapped and fell on a tin-roofed house in Rasulbag area of the Upazila early Wednesday, according to Shiddhirganj police. The dead ha... Read More


14 die in northern Bangladesh after consuming 'alcoholic drinks'

Dhaka, May 27 -- In the northern district of Rangpur, the death toll rose to eight after five more people died in Pirganj from consuming spirit in the last two days, according to the police. In Dinaj... Read More


Bangladesh reports 22 new virus deaths, caseload tops 38,000

Dhaka, May 27 -- The tally of infections soared to 38,292 after 1,541 COVID-19 cases were detected in the 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, according to the health directorate. Another 246 patients were re... Read More


Three dead after microbus plunges into ditch in Munshiganj

Dhaka, May 27 -- Eight others were injured in the accident which took place on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in the Upazila's Baushiar Pakhir More early Wednesday, according to Bhaberchar Police Outpos... 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