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For Bangladeshi sailors, life on ships has lost steam amid pandemic

Shipping seems to have suffered less than other means of transport have dealing with the coronavirus pandemic’s brutal wake, but longer stays on board are leaving the Bangladeshi sailors in a quagmire as most ports are not allowing them to disembark

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Bangladesh confirms 112 new coronavirus cases as death toll climbs to 21

Bangladesh has confirmed 112 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the tally of positive tests to 330

15 more die in 24 hours

At least 15 people have died with coronavirus symptoms in 10 districts of Bangaldesh since Tuesday afternoon. The district health officials collected samples from most of the victims' bodies for testing while local administrations locked down the victims' houses along with their neighbouring buildings

Countries Bangladesh to take back its undocumented workers

On top of the coronavirus crisis and the feared economic aftershock, Bangladesh is now facing pressure from different countries to take back undocumented Bangladeshis working there

Singapore reports over 100 Bangladeshi COVID-19 patients in two days

As many as 102 Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore are among the 248 new coronavirus cases reported by the city state in two days

Bangladesh covid-19 death toll rises to 20 as cases spike

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 20 in Bangladesh, after three more patients died from the infection on Wednesday, according to IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora

A dozen more neighbourhoods in Dhaka on lockdown due to coronavirus

As many as 20 of the 41 new cases reported on Tuesday are from these neighbourhoods at Old Dhaka, Mohammadpur, Adabor, Bosila, Badda and Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital

Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship

Bangladesh has ordered places of worship, including mosques, to restrict the presence of people gathering for prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fears of community transmission of the disease, a media report said

Man convicted of killing Bangladesh's founder arrested

Police in Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a man convicted of killing the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, often addressed as the "father of the nation"

Put hotspots on ‘total lockdown’, says PM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered total lockdown of Dhaka and Narayanganj cities, and Madaripur and Gaibandha districts to fight the spread of coronavirus. She also asked for lockdown of areas where Covid-19 patients have been found, officials said

Strictly implement govt directives on social distancing: PM to law enforcers

The cabinet today directed administration and law enforcement agencies to implement government directives on social distancing in a stricter manner to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country

Bangladesh revises virus cases up to 123; death toll lowered to 12

Three more patients have died, taking the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak to 12, according to the health directorate

Bangladesh restricts congregation in mosques, other places of worship

No more than five people can congregate in mosques for prayers, the government said in a notice on Monday, responding to broader calls for restrictions on visits to mosques and other places of worship

Coronavirus cases detected in 11 districts, more than half of them in Dhaka

The coroniavirus hit a total of 11 out of the 64 districts in the country until Sunday after the first known cases were reported around a month ago, according to the government’s disease control agency IEDCR, bdnews24.com reported

PM Hasina says government will try to send food to housebound jobless people

“I’ve received many SMS from different places saying that people are crying for food. We will try to send food to every home,” the prime minister said during a video conference from the Ganabhaban in Dhaka

Bangladesh announces $8bn stimulus package

Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka ($8 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity