Government’s initiative to fight Coronavirus

Countries around the world have come to a halt as the COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading out every minute. Reported first by China, it has already affected more than 200 countries. Since March 8, Bangladesh reported 60,391 cases till 5th June and 811 of them died. 12,804 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since the ou...

COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 05 June 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 60,391 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 811 have died and 12,804 have recovered after treatment. In total, 295,118 people have been quarantined (institutional and home) till date of whom 237,619 have...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for 'rapid invention' of vaccines to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for “rapid invention” of newer vaccines to protect mankind from the pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19), saying that vaccination has proved to be one of the most important means to combat contagious diseases. “The present COVID-19 pandemic proved how really powerless we are in the face...

Beyond The Pandemic’s 4th episode: Role of a public representative

The fourth episode of ‘Beyond The Pandemic’, Bangladesh Awami League’s webinar on Coronavirus issues, will be broadcasted on 2nd June at 8.30 PM. This episode’s topic is ‘Role of Public Representatives during Corona Crisis’. The speakers will discuss what a Member of Parliament or any elected representative i...

HPM's 19th Stimulus Package: Government to subsidize bank interest of April-May

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a new stimulus package to waive Tk2,000 crore bank interest of the people affected badly by the nationwide shutdown enforced to contain the coronavirus pandemic. “Today (Sunday), we are declaring a new incentive package which is the 19th. Under the package, the borrowers need not to repay Tk2,000...

Beyond the Pandemic's Episode 3: Lockdown withdrawn to save lives and livelihoods

Bangladesh Awami League has broadcasted the third episode of special webinar 'Beyond The Pandemic'. In the latest session, speakers said that the lockdown has been withdrawn to save both the lives and livelihoods of the people of the country. This episode's topic was ‘Reopening Economic Activities Following Health Regulations: Realit...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for engaging local representatives to contain COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to engage more the local public representatives in containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. “The prime minister issued the instruction while addressing a meeting of the National Technical Advisory Committee formed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in...

Awami League's Webinar 'Beyond The Pandemic' returning on Saturday

Bangladesh Awami League has taken up an initiative to organize a webinar on government and party’s initiatives and measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar titled ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ is broadcasted live on the party’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/awamileague.1949). On 30th May, the third episode...

US praises HPM Sheikh Hasina's leadership

The United States has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership and described Bangladesh as a “dynamic entrepreneurial society” whose social indicators have been a real success story. The US mentioned Prime Minister Hasina’s leadership in lifting women up, in particular, saying it has been so noteworthy. “...

“Beyond The Pandemic” Episode 2: Speakers urge to stay beside people

In the second part of the online discussion 'Beyond the Pandemic'  organized by Bangladesh Awami League, guests have called for extending the hand of cooperation according to one's ability by seeking for the person next to you in dealing with the disaster of coronavirus. The theme of the second episode of this webinar on corona epidemic an...

Communist Party of China to support Bangladesh in fighting COVID-19

Communist Party of China (CPC) will extend all kinds of support to Bangladesh to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The CPC leaders gave the assurance during a videoconference with the leaders of Bangladesh Awami League (AL). Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) organised the event at its office this noon. Issues related to sen...

Beyond The Pandemic: Second episode to discuss on humanitarian aid during COVID-19 crisis

Bangladesh Awami League has taken up an initiative to organize a live discussion on its official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/awamileague.1949). The show titled “Beyond The Pandemic’ discusses how Bangladesh is tackling the challenges of COVID-19 and how the country is preparing for the future. The discussion is being hosted by HP...

First episode of the live discussion 'Beyond the Pandemic': Mass Awareness to Battle COVID-19

Bangladesh Awami League has organized a live discussion on 15th May titled BEYOND THE PANDEMIC. The topic of the discussion of the first episode was "Mass Awareness to Battle COVID-19". It was aired on the party's official Facebook page. Honourable Minister of Information Dr Hassan Mahmud MP, Honorable State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak M...

HPM Sheikh Hasina allocates BDT 101,117 Crore to maintain economic strength

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so far announced a total of 18 stimulus packages worth around $11.90 billion or Taka 1,01,117 crore to offset the shock of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on various sectors of the country. With the latest and 18th stimulus package of Taka 2,000 crore for the programme for generating employments through Palli ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina allocates Tk. 2500 Crore as credit for students and expats

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the government will provide Taka 2000 crore (US$ 235.3 million)) to Karmasangsthan Bank and Taka 500 crore (US$ 58.8 million) to Probashi Kalyan Bank to help the youths and expatriate Bangladeshis who became jobless amid the coronavirus pandemic. She also declared that the government will giv...

Awami League provides food aid to over 90.25 lakh families

Bangladesh Awami League has provided food assistance to over 90.25 lakh families across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Besides the food assistance, the party has distributed Taka 8.62 crore cash among the poor and destitute people amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a webpost of the Awami Leagu...

Bangladesh's post-Corona economy will remain safe: The Economist

The Economist, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs, has listed Bangladesh as the 9th strongest economy in its report on the financial strength of 66 emerging economies in the wake of the Covid-19 fallout. The ranking examines the vulnerability of selected economies across four potential sources of peril: p...

Cooperation and not isolation will help us fight COVID-19

HPM Sheikh Hasina writes about her policies and plans to fight Covid-19, published on World Economic Forum's website www.weforum.org. --- The world is facing a battle against an unknown and invisible enemy. This enemy does not respect any border or hierarchy and unfortunately has exposed the fragilities in our systems. Over the last five week...

India hands over second tranche of emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh

India today handed over its second tranche of emergency medical supplies containing 1,00,000 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets and 50,000 sterile surgical latex gloves to Bangladesh to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das, handed over the supplies to the officials concerned of the Central Medical...

COVID-19: Emphasis on research and use of modern technology

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain: The year 2020 is significant as we are celebrating Bangabandhu's birth centenary. But at present we are experiencing and fighting a disaster, Covid-19. Our honourable Prime Minister herself is working relentlessly and guiding us throughout the crisis. However we believe, the way we have achieved our independence ...

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