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Experts say misinformation remains a big challenge

The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh continues to rise creating panic everywhere and so does the misinformation making things harder for all concerned to contain both the pandemic and infodemic, said experts. They also said when rumours, speculations, misinformation flood the internet, the mainstream media fail to counter those with authentic information. Besides, they said, some of them, being ... Read More »

The future of Europe is being decided now

by Sergio Fabbrini on 3rd April 2020 Given the ravages of the coronavirus crisis, the future of Europe cannot be one of permanent division between its northern and southern states. We are going through the gravest European crisis since the integration project began. The divisions which emerged during the European Council on March 26th are unprecedented in the history of ... Read More »

Funeral to be held as per rituals in case of COVID-19 death

Dhaka  – If anyone dies of coronavirus (COVID-19), he or she can be buried or cremated following all the respective rituals, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said on Friday. “As per the updated ‘Infection Prevention and Control for dead body management in the context of COVID-19: Interim guidance’ by World Health Organisation (WHO), a person who died of ... Read More »

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients

TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes and staff during the games. The complex, which will ... Read More »

Japan’s baseball, soccer seasons delayed again amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese professional baseball and soccer seasons will be further delayed as the country grapples with the outbreak of the coronavirus. Japanese professional baseball had aimed to open its season on April 24 after previously pushing it back from March 20. After a meeting Friday of a joint coronavirus task force established by the NPB and soccer’s ... Read More »

BB calls applications for Tk 5,000cr stimulus package

News Desk Bangladesh Bank (BB) has called applications from all the scheduled banks for receiving low cost fund from Taka 5,000 crore stimulus package for the export-oriented industries announced earlier by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to help those overcoming the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Read More »

Snapshot of life under lockdown in Bangladesh

By Nayema Nusrat and Mohammad Rakibul Hasan NEW YORK/DHAKA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) – The Coronavirus pandemic is changing how we live our daily lives. The scale of the COVID-19 and its impact on our lives is unprecedented. When humanity gets past this, the world will be a very different place than the one we have known. Read More »

নাটোরে অর্ধশত বিধবা ও অস্বচ্ছল পরিবারের মাঝে খাদ্য সামগ্রী বিতরণ

করোনা ভাইরাস সংক্রমণের সংকটময় বর্তমান পরিস্থিতিতে নাটোরের লালপুর উপজেলায় আজ ২রা এপ্রিল বিধবা, অসহায় ও অস্বচ্ছলদের মাঝে অগ্রাধিকার ভিত্তিতে খাদ্য সামগ্রী বিতরণ ও করোনা ভাইরাস সম্পর্কে গণসচেতনতামূলক কার্যক্রম পরিচালনা করে কেএস ফাউন্ডেশন। Read More »

Why food system gives me hope in this difficult time for all

Danielle Nierenberg Every day, I feel I wake up to a world that is just a little bit more surreal than the day before, as COVID-19 changes day-to-day life. I’m spending time at home with my husband, and I hope you’re practicing social distancing, too. Hunker down at home, keep space between you and other people, and please be sure ... Read More »

Drugs use of which may beat Covid-19 have barrier – Patents

Patents on potential anti-COVID-19 drugs allow researchers to conduct clinical trials but once they have been approved, the regulations prevent them from being marketed. by K.M. Gopakumar and Prathibha Sivasubramaniam In the absence of any vaccines to prevent COVID-19, there are many clinical trials (CT) taking place to find a treatment. These CTs are mainly focusing on either repurposing or ... Read More »