Covid-19: Experts worried about asymptomatic cases By Mohammad Al Amin | Last Updated: 12th August, 2020, 16:00

“Asymptomatic corona cases are definitely a matter of concern as they can transmit the virus unknowingly,” virologist Dr Nazrul Islam says 

Experts worried about asymptomatic cases

Street children at high risk of corona Street children at high risk of corona

The incidents of keeping babies with beggar mothers are a regular phenomenon


Public sufferings mount as floodwater receding Public sufferings mount as floodwater receding

The floodwater is receding significantly from the regions as the water levels in the major rivers have marked fall during the last couple of days


Indo-Bangla bonds rise to new heights Indo-Bangla bonds rise to new heights

Bangladesh and India signed the historic Land Boundary Agreement to end the 41-year-drought of statelessness to the residents of enclaves


Social media turn social nuisance Social media turn social nuisance

According to the Cyber Tribunal (Bangladesh) in Dhaka, a total of 2,386 cases have been filed over cybercrimes in the last seven years since the tribunal started functioning in 2013


Fake note makers active before Eid Fake note makers active before Eid

The forgery of bank notes happens all year round, but before Eid the artifice gets momentum as people spend a lot on shopping marking the occasion


Government preparing new policy guidelines for RMG sector RMG sector to get govt’s special attention

The ministry has prepared the report following the recommendations of a committee comprised of representatives of the government and RMG sector stakeholders


Muggers active in city ahead of Eid Muggers active in city ahead of Eid

The organised gangs of criminals reportedly lie in wait at different busy crossings and intersections for their prey


People fear fake corona testing People fear fake corona testing

Fear about fake covid-19 test results prevails among people, after Regent Hospital and JKG Healthcare scams relating to issuing fake coronavirus test results have been found


Health ministry facing questions one after another

Health ministry facing questions one after another

The crisis has deepened after a drive by RAB at Regent Hospital as the law enforcers found evidence of irregularities in the Covid-19 designated hospital and arrest of JKG group chairman Dr Sabrina in allegation of forgery over Covid-19 test


Coronavirus puts mega projects on back foot Coronavirus puts mega projects on back foot

Except for the construction of Padma bridge, the progress of most other fast-track projects was not “satisfactory” in FY’20, according to the latest progress report on the mega projects


BAF provides crucial support to corona patients BAF provides crucial support to corona patients

Bangladesh Air Force is working under ‘In aid to Civil Power’ to meet all the emerging requirements of the government to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus across the country


Railway won't operate addl trains during Eid

Railway won't operate addl trains during Eid

The BR is currently operating train services despite loss as people have travelled on a limited scale during the time


Corona hits hard flower business 

Corona hits hard flower business

Due to the pandemic, people are virtually staying home while no social programme including marriage ceremony, seminars are being held that has brought the sale of flowers down


Gulshan cafe attack victims wait for justice Gulshan cafe attack victims wait for justice

The Gulshan café attack case is now pending with the High Court for death reference and appeal hearing after the delivery of the verdict by a Dhaka court in last year


Waste protective gears risk environment pollution Waste protective gears risk environment pollution

People working with waste management system are in direct risk of catching the infection and spreading it further due to lack of proper protective measures


Coronavirus Pandemic: Domestic violence escalates Coronavirus Pandemic: Domestic violence escalates

Violence against women and children increased 31 percent in May in comparison with the data of April

 


Chinese support boosts Bangladesh’s capacity to face Covid-19 Chinese support boosts Bangladesh’s capacity to face Covid-19

From China’s part, they started offering assistance to Bangladesh by sending the very first batch of 500 fast test kits as early on February 22


13,000 teachers, staff listed for MPO

13,000 teachers, staff listed for MPO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 24 last year announced the names of 2,730 non-government educational institutions for the MPO facility across the country


72 varieties of mangoes available in country 72 varieties of mangoes available in country

Mangoes grow widely all over Bangladesh and it is called the king of fruits here


Fighting Corona: Experts stresses building of herd immunity

Fighting Corona: Experts stresses building of herd immunity

When enough people are vaccinated, a virus is unable to spread through the population. In absence of a vaccine, it may gain by natural infection with a huge cost of life, experts say


Getting bond license gets tougher Getting bond license gets tougher

The National Board of Revenue has made it mandatory to fulfill nine more new conditions, taking the total number of conditions to 23 for getting a bonded warehouse licence


Abduction drops amid corona 
Abduction drops amid corona

Experts say that the tendency might decrease as the nation has been gripped by the fear of coronavirus pandemic


Private companies agree to purchase from BPC

Private companies agree to purchase from BPC

Earlier in 2011, private companies were allowed to import fuel for generating electricity in the country


Virtual court throws lawyers into trouble

Virtual court throws lawyers into trouble

Lawyers have to be registered with the court website (mycourt.judiciary.org.bd) to participate in activities of virtual court where mobile number and email address of the lawyers are necessary


Mockery of lockdown! Mockery of lockdown!

It is also not clear to the people which areas will be red zones and from when it will be implemented


People coming out of houses on lame excuse

People coming out of houses on lame excuse

Despite numerous announcements from the government not to leave home without any emergency need, some people are coming up with lame excuses for roaming around


Human traffickers go unpunished Human traffickers go unpunished

The low conviction rate in the cases is resulting in an increase in human trafficking


No social distancing in kitchen markets

No social distancing in kitchen markets

According to health experts, the dangers can be aggravated if the health rules are not followed, including exercising physical distancing. They also give advice not to go out unnecessarily


Health budget inadequate to meet needs: Experts Health budget inadequate to meet needs: Experts

The share of health budget remains below one per cent of the Gross Domestic Product -- only 0.92 per cent, lowest compared to its peers in South Asia


Acute shortage of oxygen cylinders in Chattogram 

Acute shortage of oxygen cylinders in Chattogram

A section of oxygen cylinder traders have created an artificial crisis of the medical-grade item cashing in on the corona pandemic, sources concerned alleged


‘Formulate prudent policy for alternative investment’

‘Formulate prudent policy for alternative investment’

Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal is scheduled to place the national budget for the upcoming fiscal at the parliament on June 11


Farmers Bank scam: ACC yet to complete probe in 14 corruption cases
Farmers Bank scam: ACC yet to complete probe in 14 graft cases

The bank is nearing bankruptcy due to massive irregularities and corruption while clients are not able to withdraw their money due to lack of funds


Bangladesh must act fast to tap into global economic shift Bangladesh must act fast to tap into global economic shift

Taiwan, India and other countries have already initiated economic reforms to grab those investments


Ignoring health guidelines raises infection risk Ignoring health guidelines raises infection risk

The situation is too bad in places like kitchen markets and groceries where people in large numbers are seen thronging to buy essential commodities


'Reopening of educational institutions now will be suicidal' 'Reopening of edn institutions now will be suicidal'

If the educational institutions reopen, ignoring the ongoing situation, it will be a suicidal decision and the students will be put at high risk


Tobacco kills 126,000, causes Tk 300b loss a year in Bangladesh Tobacco kills 126,000, causes Tk 300b loss a year

It estimates that tobacco use causes nearly 126,000 deaths, accounting for 13.5 per cent of deaths from any cause in Bangladesh in a year


FY’20 sees budget cut to Tk5.02tn FY’20 sees budget cut to Tk5.02tn

The government’s bank borrowing target saw a steep rise to Tk729.76 billion which was originally set at Tk473.64 billion


Fraudsters on prowl faking ACC officials

Fraudsters on prowl faking ACC officials

ACC officials said the anti-graft watchdog has received many such allegations through letters and over ACC hotline 106


‘Cut off Dhaka  from rest of the country’ ‘Cut off Dhaka from rest of the country’

Without stopping the public movement from one place to another, it is quite impossible to contain the coronavirus spread

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