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    546 factories, including 98 garments, textile units open

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:40am on April 08, 2020

    A total of 546 factories, including 98 readymade garments and textile units, that fall under the jurisdiction of Industrial Police remained open until Tuesday amid coronavirus outbreak in the...

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    Government to seek lists from countries for return of migrants

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:38am on April 08, 2020

    The government plans to request the countries willing to send back Bangladeshi expatriates to make a list of potential returnees and to handover the list to the Bangladesh authorities so that they can...

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    3 more Tabligh men infected with coronavirus

    Our Correspondent . Manikganj | Updated at 01:37am on April 08, 2020

    Three more Tabligh Jamaat men were infected with the coronavirus at Singair in Manikganj on Tuesday. Manikganj civil surgeon Dr Anwarul Amin Akhand confirmed it in the morning...

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    Institutional quarantine made obligatory for all arrivals

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:34am on April 08, 2020

    The government has started taking all returnees from abroad irrespective of their nationalities for institutional quarantine to check coronavirus spread. Forty-seven Bangladesh citizens returned from...

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    New York struggles with COVID-19 dead

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:32am on April 08, 2020

    Refrigerator trucks parked outside hospital doors, overwhelmed undertakers, and talk about temporary burials in parks: America’s coronavirus epicentre of New York is grappling with how to deal...

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    Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:30am on April 08, 2020

    Human rights groups have called on the energy-rich Gulf states to release peaceful political activists from jail and scale back detention of migrant workers, to limit the spread of coronavirus...

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    Workers facing worst crisis since WWII amid pandemic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:28am on April 08, 2020

    Some 1.25 billion workers are seeing their livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning it was the ‘worst global crisis’ since Second World War...

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    Chaos mars subsidised rice sale

    Iqbal Mahmud | Updated at 01:23am on April 08, 2020

    Hundreds of low-income people on Tuesday crowded to buy subsidised rice at different parts of the capital flouting social distancing guidelines in this coronavirus situation. Scores of people gathered at the rice...

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    BAPA raises 8-point demand

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on April 08, 2020

    Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan in a statement on Tuesday raised eight-point demand including imposition of immediate lockdown and declaration of emergency in coronavirus infected areas...

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    S Alam Group distributes masks, food

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:13am on April 08, 2020

    S Alam Group, one of the largest industrial groups of the country, is working to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. This collaborative work is being carried out under the direction of the...

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    Ex-Jatiya Party MP Jabbar dies

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:08am on April 08, 2020

    MA Jabbar, Jatiya Party vice-chairman and its former MP from Satkhira-2, died at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 76. Jabbar, who had long been suffering from various old-age complications, breathed...

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    Dos and don’ts to prevent COVID-19

    | Updated at 01:06am on April 08, 2020

    Avoid spreading rumours, always check the source you are getting information from...

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    Main roads almost empty but not alleys in Dhaka

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 01:04am on April 08, 2020

    Major roads of the capital Dhaka looked on Tuesday almost empty but the alleyways witnessed crowds posing risk as the government and its agencies were struggling to maintain physical distance amid...

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    Death without treatment continues

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:01am on April 08, 2020

    Another patient died in the country on Monday allegedly being denied treatment by reputed hospitals suspecting him a COVID patient amid several incidents of denial over the same suspicion...

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    Khaleda’s home quarantine period may linger

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 12:56am on April 08, 2020

    The 14-day home quarantine period of ailing Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was released from jail on March 25, may be extended due to present coronavirus...

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    Coronavirus hits agriculture hard

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:54am on April 08, 2020

    Agricultural activities across the country are being hampered during the harvesting seasons of the boro rice, potato, onion and maize for the scarcity of labourers and diesel as well as limited...

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    Dists, cities, places put on lockdown

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 12:50am on April 08, 2020

    The local administrations and people locked down newer places in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Tuesday, a day after the prime minister directed bringing under a total lockdown the...

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    No more press conference on COVID-19: DGHS

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on April 08, 2020

    The Directorate General of Health Services said on Tuesday that it would not arrange press conference anymore and would not answer to questions by the press. DGHS director general Abul Kalam Azad said that...

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    17 die with symptoms in 48hrs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on April 08, 2020

    At least 17 new deaths with COVID-19 symptoms in last 48 hours were reported from several districts of the country. Local authorities are putting new places and villages under lockdown as...

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    Only 112 ICU beds for COVID patients

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:36am on April 08, 2020

    With the number of COVID-19 patients soaring by the day, the government has so far arranged only 112 intensive care unit beds for such patients, who need this facility for easing of their breathing...

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    Addressing Covid-19 pandemic in developing countries

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2020

    Governments and civil society leaders must help prepare the population for the ‘new normal’ after the lockdown period. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an...

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    Proper lockdown of risky areas may save tribulation

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2020

    AS THE number of people having been infected with the novel coronavirus and died of COVID-19 increasing day by day, local lockdown, where required, appears...

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    Unacceptable incoordination in COVID-19 mitigation efforts

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2020

    THE statement of the health minister, Zahid Maleque, who heads the national committee on coronavirus, that he has not been aware of decisions that various...

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