Category: Coronavirus

Burials in Dhaka rose by a third in May

Narayanganj saw a two-fold rise in burials during the same period Burial of dead bodies in the capital and nearby district Narayanganj has increased in May compared to the previous four months of the year, supposedly owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Burials in Dhaka increased by a third in that period, whereas those in Narayanganj […]

1st day of lockdown at Covid-19 red zone East Rajabazar

Residents of the area had mixed reactions to the lockdown A lockdown has been imposed in the capital’s East Rajabazar neighbourhood, after the area was declared as a Covid-19 red zone. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and the police have been strictly controlling people’s movement in the area. After visiting East Rajabazar, Dhaka Tribune saw […]

WHO backtracks on asymptomatic coronavirus spread, says much is still unknown

Earlier, on Monday, WHO officials said asymptomatic people aren’t driving the spread of the virus, casting doubt on concerns by some researchers that the disease could be difficult to contain due to asymptomatic infections The World Health Organization (WHO) has backtracked on comments made by one of its top scientists who said transmission of the […]

Covid-19 magnifies challenges to business in China -European business group

A slowdown in the world’s second largest economy was seen as the biggest business challenge by respondents The Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated already worrisome trends to doing business in China amid slowing revenue growth, regulatory obstacles and the clout of the state-owned sector, a European business group said on Wednesday. Only half of European companies […]

WHO: Coronavirus patients most infectious when they first feel unwell

Preliminary studies from Germany and the United States suggest that people with mild symptoms can be infectious for up to 8-9 days Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday. This feature has made it […]

Coronavirus: ADC among 15 others infected in Kushtia

Earlier on Saturday, Kushtia DC Aslam Hossain tested positive for Covid-19 The recently appointed Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Kushtia has been infected by the new coronavirus, just three days after the diagnosis of Deputy Commissioner Aslam Hossain. ADC Sirajul Islam is among 15 others, including a journalist and a banker, to have tested positive […]

ED: Heed the warning

The Covid-19 pandemic remains as dangerous today for Bangladesh, if not more With global lockdowns seemingly relaxing, and Bangladesh following suit with its own easing, it may be tempting to believe that we have left the worst of the pandemic behind us. Such a belief would be a grave mistake. The WHO issued a stark […]

ED: Still in the dark

Deprived of all the information that is critical to understand where the country truly stands In the fight against any form of adversary — let alone against a global pandemic due to a novel coronavirus — collecting data and information is of paramount importance. If we are to look at the countries which have been […]

Covid-19: Fear leads hospitals to reject dying asthma patients

Incidents like these have become common these days as many hospitals are refusing to treat patients with respiratory diseases, and sometimes even otherwise Monwar Begum, a 63-year-old woman suffering from breathing complications died in an ambulance on June 1, after being refused admission and treatment at six private hospitals in Sylhet. Monwara has been an […]

Covid-19: Test positivity percentage rises for second consecutive day

Till May 24, the daily positive percentage in Bangladesh was below 20% which is now steadily rising The daily percentage of people testing Covid-19 positive in Bangladesh has risen again on Tuesday with around 21% people testing positive for the second consecutive day after a slight drop on Sunday. However, the overall positivity percentage is […]