Incentives announced for physicians, nurses, health workers

The government has decided to give incentives for physicians, nurses, health workers and other employees, who deployed themselves with bravery, in the war against COVID-19, prime minister Sheikh ...

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

Sehri, iftar timings released

The Islamic Foundation on Sunday released the timings of Sehri, the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting and iftar, the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan.

Islamic Foundation releases Sehri, iftar timings

General holidays now till 14 Apr

The government on Sunday declared 12 and 13 April as general holidays, aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

People heading to Dhaka crowd on a ferry at Shimulia Ferry Ghat in Munshiganj on 4 April amid coronavirus outbreak.

'Launches to be used as isolation units'

State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Saturday said all passenger launches had been made ready as isolation centres to fight against the novel coronavirus.

Launches docked at Shyambazar terminal in Buriganga river

PM Hasina issues 31 directives

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday issued 31 directives including consulting physicians in case there are COVID-19 symptoms without hiding those to curb coronavirus infection in the country

No corruption in relief works will be tolerated: PM Hasina

Post offices to open from 5 Apr

Postal department will start providing various services on a limited basis for three hours every day from 5 April during the coronavirus pandemic. All the General Post Offices (GPOs) and main postal ...

Post offices to open from 5 Apr

PM Hasina to brief media Sunday

A high-level meeting chaired by prime minister Sheikh Hasina was held on Thursday over the incentive package to overcome the adverse impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s economy.

PM Hasina to brief media Sunday

COVID-19: Government bodies lack coordination

There is also a lack of coordination among the concerned bodies which has led to the violation of precautions directed by the government, including public gatherings

A rickshaw puller is forced to release air from tire by security personnel as a punishment during countrywide public transport shutdown imposed by the government amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1 April 2020

'Holiday may be extended till 9 Apr'

When the cabinet secretary drew prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s attention about the extension of holidays till 9 April, she said it can be extended till 9 April, but it will not be a complete shutdown

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina talks in a video conference with the officials of 64 districts from her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on 31 March 2020.

COVID-19 testing being expanded to more labs

The scope for COVID-19 tests has been expanded in the country. The government’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) had been running these tests from the beginning. Three ...

COVID-19 testing being expanded to more labs
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