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Both lives and livelihoods need to be protected

There is a debate over whether lives are more important of livelihoods. It is a difficult dilemma.

30 Bangladeshis die of COVID-19 in US

Thirty Bangladeshis have died of COVID-19 in the United States till 30 March. On 30 March, five Bangladeshis died in New York, one in New Jersey and one in Michigan.

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 ...

Thousands of migrants turn jobless

About the entire world has been isolated due to coronavirus pandemic. None is going out of their houses without urgent matters. Thousands of Bangladeshi migrants have been jobless. Undocumented ...

18 with ‘coronavirus symptoms’ die in 9 days

At least 18 people died with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 in past nine days from 22 to 30 March.

Dengue again, amid COVID-19 outbreak

Experts say the dengue outbreak is likely to be worse than it as last year, and questions arise regarding how prepared are the two city corporations in dealing with this crisis

Scientist Bijon fights coronavirus with low-cost kits

The whole world has been hit with the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Scientists are working hard to invent testing kits that are easily accessible for people while also working on vaccines. ...

Economic recession ahead, preparation needed

The last global recession was in 2008, but it didn’t affect Bangladesh much at the time. And so when Awami League came to power in 2009, it didn’t have to grapple with any significant economic ...

Khaleda’s recovery first, politics later

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail for six months has been a matter of relief for her party. The party’s policymakers are now focusing on her health. They feel she needs to recover fully ...

Coronavirus: Serious crisis of PPE persists

Physicians and health workers are at high risk due to the increased number of coronavirus patients as they do not have necessary personal protection equipment (PPE)

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