Covid Booster dose for above-60 Bangladesh citizens on cards

Dhaka, Nov 30 – The government will administer Covid-19 booster doses to senior citizens aged above 60, but the date for the campaign has not yet been decided, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Tuesday.“We will sit later to set the date. We have a plan ...

Return to classrooms, don’t damage buses: PM tells students

Dhaka, Dec 1 - Asking the students staging demonstrations on the streets to return to their educational institutions, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not their duty to damage vehicles.“Please don’t do this, please get back to your respective educational institutions, engage in ...

Covid-related death in Bangladesh drops to 1

Dhaka, Nov 30 : Bangladesh logged one Covid-linked death along with 273 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate rose to 1.38 per cent from Monday’s 1.34 ...

Dubai-based DP World to invest $1 bln in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 30 :  DP World, a Dubai-based multinational logistics company, will invest $1 billion in Bangladesh’s supply chain infrastructure, including ports, rail network and inland container terminals.This is within the scope of the government-to-government agreement entered into in 2019 for public-private participation on infrastructure projects, ...

Dengue: 69 more hospitalized in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Nov 30 : Sixty-nine new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Tuesday morning, health authorities said.The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the ...

France donates 2.06 mln AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 30 :  The government of France has donated 2.06 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh under the COVAX arrangement as a gesture of solidarity to the friendly country’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic.The French gesture covers a consignment containing 2,006,400 doses of vaccine as ...

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics: UNAIDS

Humanity is threatened by an expanding list of pandemics. AIDS is colliding with COVID-19 to deadly effect because much of the world remains dangerously under-prepared and under-resourced to confront the pandemics of today and tomorrow. Over four decades, advances in science, human rights and public health ...

Dengue: 75 more patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Nov 29 : Seventy-five new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Monday morning, health authorities said.The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the ...

ADB to provide $150 million loan for CMSE's, job creation

Dhaka, Nov 29 :  Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday signed agreements for $150 million in loan financing for cottage, micro, and small-sized enterprises (CMSEs) and creating jobs for promoting socio-economic recovery after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.The assistance under the Supporting Post-COVID-19 ...

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    CHATTOGRAM- Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo hopedagainst the hopes to deny Pakistan victory in the first Test, relying on thepopular saying ...

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