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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 finalises antibody test policy as virus cases keep surging

The Directorate General of Drug Administration will give the green light to the use of rapid test kits in Bangladesh once the health ministry gives it a go-ahead

Biman Bangladesh stays grounded

In the first 17 days of this month, the country's two private airlines operated 552 domestic flights with 16,334 passengers, and the state-owned Biman operated just two carrying 24

COVID-19: current infection rate 23.12 pc, recovery rate 40.54 pc

Thirty-four people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, said during a briefing

Bangladesh plans to cut down HSC exams in pandemic

The government is planning to reduce the number of higher secondary and equivalent examinations to quickly wrap up this year's academic session, which has been on hold due to the coronavirus epidemic

Two coronavirus cases detected every minute in Bangladesh

At least two people are testing positive for coronavirus every minute, and five are reported dead every three hours from the highly transmissible virus, according to government statistics released yesterday

Rampant corruption in Bangladesh's health sector: Report warnings went unheeded

More than 16 months ago, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sent a report to the health ministry identifying the sources of graft in the health sector in Bangladesh, setting off alarm bells

Pandemic puts more Bangladeshi girls at risk of child marriage

Child marriages have gone up significantly in Bangladesh due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the socioeconomic situation

Army chief alerts Bangladesh Army to ‘attempts to mislead people’

A group of conspirators are trying to mislead the people about the Bangladesh Army amid the coronavirus pandemic, its chief General Aziz Ahmed has said

Kendall, Kylie Jenner deny Bangladesh worker non-payment accusations as imbroglio

A representative says their relationship to an international apparel company, Global Brands Group, has been misidentified, according to Teen Vogue

Bangladesh forex reserves hit all-time high at $35.09 bn amid COVID-19

Foreign exchange reserves of Bangladesh hit an all-time high of $35.09 billion on Tuesday, amid falling import payments and moderate inflow of remittances

Surge in new cases as virus tests go up

The Bangladesh health department needs to ramp up coronavirus testing to identify the maximum number of possible cases as records show that conducting more tests results in detection of more new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: Number of recoveries crosses 50,000 mark

One thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine COVID-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today

Kuwait sends Bangladesh MP Shahid Islam to prison on charges of human trafficking, money laundering

The Kuwaiti attorney general decided to detain Bangladesh MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, nicknamed Papul, in the country’s central prison for a period of 21 days after interrogations of 17 days, according to an Arab Times report

3,000-plus daily cases the new normal in Bangladesh

In all but one of the last 16 days, the daily new COVID-19 cases have not dipped below 3,000 and another 3,462 tested positive in the 24 hours preceding 2:30 pm yesterday

Containing COVID-19: Testing kit crunch frustrates efforts

With the country witnessing a continuous surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths, a shortage of testing kits appears to be a major setback for efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus

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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