Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad seen in this undated UNB photoProfessor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, the director general of health services, has revealed that he had contracted the novel coronavirus and recovered after hospitalisation ending days of speculations. Speaking at a virtual event from his home in Dhaka marking the launch of an app to trace people who have contracted the virus and their close contacts on Thursday, Dr Azad finally admitted he caught COVID-19. The DG of health services said he does not agree to label as “patients” all the infected people because some of them show no symptom or do not fall sick. I went through what a hospitalised COVID-19 patient does,” Dr Azad said. When he rejoined office on Monday, Dr Azad had told bdnews24.com that he had been ill and took treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital.
June 05, 2020 06:11 UTC
Nasim was subsequently rushed into surgery on Friday, his son Tanvir Shakil told bdnews24.com. He is now undergoing a surgery,” Tanvir said. Nasim was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in Shyamoli with COVID-19 symptoms, including a fever and a cold, on Jun 1. Nasim could not be transferred to the Combined Military Hospital on Friday as planned as a result of his deteriorating health, according to an Awami League leader. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina subsequently appointed him as health minister during her government’s next tenure.
June 05, 2020 05:37 UTC
Disposing of potentially infected masks, gloves and other protective gear with household garbage could heighten the risk of aggressive coronavirus transmission in communities, experts say. They urged civic bodies to collect the personal protective equipment (PPEs) and sanitiser bottles separately to reduce the risk of the infection spreading. As a result, these are getting mixed with household wastes and being sent directly to the city corporation for disposal. The infected wastes are being discarded with household wastes in houses where infected persons live. “We are planning to collect these wastes separately.
June 05, 2020 05:37 UTC
Speakers at the High Commissioners’ Virtual Conference on Thursday June 4, 2020 BSSBangladesh High Commissioner also called upon the UK to ensure equitable and affordable access to vaccines, therapeuticsBangladesh has urged the United Kingdom (UK) to create a “global supply chain sustainability fund” for post-Covid socio-economic recovery of countries including Bangladesh those have been victimized by the British retailers. The urge was made by Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem with reference to case of unethical cancellations and non-payment for manufactured apparels by the UK retailers victimizing the Bangladesh RMG industry and 4.5 million workers, a press release issued by Bangladesh London mission said on Thursday, reports BSS. Bangladesh envoy to the UK was addressing at a “High Commissioners’ Virtual Conference” organized by the UK FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Minister of State for South Asia, Commonwealth, the UN and the DFID, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon this week. Bangladesh High Commissioner also called upon the UK to ensure equitable and affordable access to vaccines and therapeutics manufactured by the UK and other developed countries for the most vulnerable countries including LDCs. He assured the UK’s continued engagement and support to Bangladesh’s post-covid socio-economic and sustainable development recovery.
June 05, 2020 05:15 UTC
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury Dhaka TribuneHe suffered breathing difficulties on Thursday night, while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Gonoshasthaya Nagar HospitalGonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury's health condition has stabilized after a brief period of breathing issues. Earlier on Thursday night, Zafrullah suffered from breathing difficulties and was given oxygen, Farhad said. A post by Gonoshasthaya's verified Facebook page, posted at 10:40am on Friday, said Dr Zafrullah's condition had deteriorated on Thursday night. The GK trustee has been undergoing treatment at his Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital under the care of Brig Gen Dr Mamun Mustafi and Dr Nojib. On May 25, Dr Zafrullah was diagnosed with Covid-19 with GK’s rapid testing kit.
June 05, 2020 04:45 UTC
The tribute video, three minutes and forty-five seconds long, was posted on June 3 on Twitter, reports Reuters. Trump has been at loggerheads with the social networking firm recently, signing an executive order to scrap or weaken a law that has long protected social media platforms from liability for content posted by their users after Twitter attached a fact-check label on his tweets about mail-in voting. Twitter also hid a tweet by the US president behind a warning for the first time, accusing him of breaking its rules by 'glorifying violence' in a message that said looters at protests in Minneapolis would be shot. Trump, who has more than 80 million followers on Twitter, responded by accusing the company of targeting him and other conservatives for censorship. He once again threatened new regulation on internet companies and called on Congress to revoke a law, known as Section 230, that protects online platforms from lawsuits over content.
June 05, 2020 04:30 UTC
The index is up about 6.5% this week, on track for its best weekly showing since December 2011. South Korea's KOSPI was among the best performers on Friday, up 0.7% while Australia's benchmark index and Japan's Nikkei each added 0.1%. The common currency is up 2% this week, on track for its third consecutive weekly gain. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies, is poised for its third straight weekly loss. The risk sensitive Australian dollar held near a five-month peak at $0.6947, on track for its third straight weekly rise.
June 05, 2020 04:18 UTC
Shortly afterward, The Times issued a statement saying the essay fell short of the newspaper’s standards. “We’ve examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication,” Eileen Murphy, a Times spokeswoman, said in a statement. “This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an op-ed that did not meet our standards. He said that “a rushed editorial process” led to the publication of an op-ed “that did not meet our standards.” He added that an editor’s note from the newspaper’s standards department was on its way. The op-ed was handled by Adam Rubenstein, an editor in the opinion section, according to staff members in that department.
June 05, 2020 03:56 UTC
The letter was published on the Reporters Without Border website on Wednesday. Though the Bangladesh government claims to ‘firmly believe in freedom of the press,’ it is being violated, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, the letter said. “During the month of May alone, at least 16 journalists and bloggers were charged under the 2018 Digital Security Act. These journalists were subjected to violence for investigating cases of corruption among district officials responsible for distributing humanitarian supplies, it said. It is ‘intolerable’ that journalists are being subjected to violence and harassment in this manner, the five organisations wrote.
June 05, 2020 03:45 UTC
It marked a new low for Pakistan cricket, already reeling from the aftermath of terror attacks in Lahore on the Sri Lankan team a year before, which triggered the suspension of home internationals. He was allowed to play international cricket again in 2016 and, now 28, has been successfully reintegrated into the Pakistan team. The cases have led to calls for the country to criminalise fixing, a campaign taken up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). "We have suffered numerous times from bringing back tainted players yet we continue to welcome them just because of their talent," Raja told AFP. "Cricket cannot condone such behaviour and fans need to realise that rooting for tainted players is actually harming Pakistan cricket and its image."
June 05, 2020 03:45 UTC
City corporations, for their part, turned their attention to collecting the trash separately almost three months into the outbreak, though it is the waste management at home that remained a worry. As a result, these are getting mixed with household wastes and being sent directly to the city corporation for disposal. The infected wastes are being discarded with household wastes in houses where infected persons live. “We are planning to collect these wastes separately. “We can’t really do much about the trash that was thrown away over the last few months.
June 05, 2020 03:33 UTC
His resounding voice has since chronicled a wider range of stories, including “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” a children’s audiobook based on the animated film. According to the audio association, American publishers generated $940 million in audiobook sales and produced more than 44,000 titles in 2018, the most recent year for which the trade group had complete data. Now the need to make the field more diverse for narrators of colour has become a central issue for publishers. While mainstream film and television actors often train with voice coaches to master specific accents or speech patterns, that isn’t the norm for audiobook narrators. “I didn’t cast him in stories of black characters in sci-fi,” Mattler said.
June 05, 2020 03:11 UTC
On Tuesday, Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) pledged $1 billion to help communities address economic and racial inequality. Goldman Sachs on Wednesday created a $10 million fund for racial equity. Or lacked the words to articulate it fully, but I’m giving it a shot,” Baba wrote in the email seen by Reuters. At the end of the letter, Baba calls on his colleagues to take action to counter racial inequality, including at work. Reuters contacted Baba and Goldman Sachs on Thursday to verify the contents of the email.
June 05, 2020 03:11 UTC
“This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk tweeted at Amazon’s chief. Monopolies are wrong!” Musk added in a second tweet. Musk does not have legal authority to break up Amazon. The decision to green light the book’s sale was not due to Musk, Amazon said. After Amazon approved the book’s sale, he tweeted, “thanks to @elonmusk and everyone who helped.”
June 05, 2020 03:00 UTC
On Tuesday, Bank of America Corp pledged $1 billion to help communities address economic and racial inequality. Goldman Sachs on Wednesday created a $10 million fund for racial equity. Or lacked the words to articulate it fully, but I’m giving it a shot," Baba wrote in the email seen by Reuters. At the end of the letter, Baba calls on his colleagues to take action to counter racial inequality, including at work. Reuters contacted Baba and Goldman Sachs on Thursday to verify the contents of the email.
June 05, 2020 03:00 UTC