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Banking hour extended by 1 hour during extended holidays

08:38 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Bangladesh Bank has extended the operational hours of the banks by one hour during the extended general holidays until April 9...

1,000 samples of corona suspects to be tested by Friday: DGHS

08:32 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

At least 1,000 samples of people with coronavirus symptoms will be tested across the country by Friday...

Saudi enforces 24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah

08:18 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Saudi Arabia enforced a 24-hour daily curfew in Makkah and Madinah, effective immediately on Thursday, until further notice, Saudi press Agency (SPA) reported quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior...

Record 950 die from coronavirus in Spain in 24hrs

06:08 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

For the sixth day in a row, the number of coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period in Spain was above 800, taking the total number of fatalities from the Covid-19 disease in excess of 10,000...

Donate for coronavirus-stricken people thru' Jago News

05:17 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Country's one of the most popular news portals Jagonews24.com is encouraging you to join its initiative to stand by the novel coronavirus-hit people, specially jobless labouring ones...

Two suffering from fever, cold die in Suhrawardy hospital

03:51 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Two people suffering from fever, cold and cough have died in the isolation unit of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital. They aged around 50, said the hospital director Dr Uttam Kumar Barua on Thursday but he did not disclose their identities on social safety...

Chinese city bans cats, dogs consumption

03:25 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat...

PM asks govt officials, employees to use mask

02:51 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked all government officials and employees to use mask while discharging their duty in view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)...

Australia begins coronavirus vaccine tests

02:17 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Australian government scientists have begun the first stages of testing for a potential vaccine against the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19...

PM directs to test samples of two people from every upazila

01:28 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to test samples of at least two coronavirus-suspected people from every upazila to stop spread of coronavirus pandemic. Doctor Md Habibur Rahman, Director of the MIS Department of Health Directorate, said at an online press briefing...

Two more infected with coronavirus

12:38 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus or Covid-19 in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, taking the number of the confirmed cases to 56. Doctor Md Habibur Rahman, Director of the MIS Department of Health Directorate, made the announcement at a press briefing...

Coronavirus: 327 Japanese leave Dhaka

12:22 PM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

A total of 327 Japanese citizens left Bangladesh for their country on Thursday. A chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying them took off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the morning...

Israeli health minister, wife contract COVID-19

11:39 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said late Wednesday...

Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000

11:28 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has gone above 5,000, Johns Hopkins University has said. Earlier the university said 884 people had died in 24 hours - a new record...

Pabna-4 MP Shamsur Rahman dies

10:35 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

Awami League lawmaker from Pabna-4 constituency and freedom fighter Shamsur Rahman Sherif has died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital. He was 80. Sherif, also former land minister, breathed his last at United Hospital at 5:30 am on Thursday...

Coronavirus: Global death toll rises to 47,245

09:34 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

The global death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 climbed to 47,245 on Thursday. It has so far infected 935,957 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 694,426 are currently being treated with 35,610 being in serious or critical condition...

Nearly 9,000 at COVID-19 risk from Delhi mosque event

09:10 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

At least 7,600 Indians and 1,300 foreigners have been identified with links to an Islamic missionary group that organised a religious congregation in Delhi last month and has emerged as India's biggest hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic...

British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff

08:51 AM, 02 Apr 2020 Thursday

British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus crisis, has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week...

Coronavirus: Court holiday extended till Apr 9

09:51 PM, 01 Apr 2020 Wednesday

Activities of all courts will remain suspended till April 9 to prevent the transmission of coronavirus...

Champions League suspended by Uefa

09:38 PM, 01 Apr 2020 Wednesday

All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended "until further notice" by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic...