Govt compiling list of 1st phase vaccine recipients

The health ministry has started drawing up the list of those who will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase. In this phase, doctors, nurses and health workers will be vaccinated first. Citizens aged above 60 will get vaccines in the second phase. The government will procure the Covishield vaccine, developed jointly by the Universit...

What are the steps taken by Bangladesh for procuring Covid-19 vaccines?

Bangladesh in talks with Pfizer and AstraZeneca, among others, for starting Covid-19 vaccine procurement from as early as January Bangladesh has been in negotiations with almost all countries and companies – who have been developing Covid-19 vaccines – for procurement. Nine such organizations across the world are purportedly in the...

Digital Bangladesh saved economy during pandemic: Sajeeb Wazed

Bangladesh has successfully contained the coronavirus pandemic and the economy has not also collapsed because of the benefits of "Digital Bangladesh", said Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT adviser to the prime minister. Sajeeb Wazed made the observation Tuesday night at a webinar organised to distribute the Joy Bangla Youth Award-2020. The CRI and Young B...

TIB's report on good governance in facing coronavirus (Covid-19) is partial and politically motivated

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today described the study report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on good governance in facing coronavirus (Covid-19) as partial and politically motivated. “TIB’s study is partial and it is more political than research-oriented,&rdquo...

Govt announces another Tk 7000 crore for industries

The central bank has expanded the size of the stimulus package for large industries and services sector firms to make the low-cost funds available for the factories located in the economic zones. The volume of the package was enhanced by Tk 7,000 crore to Tk 40,000 crore as part of the central bank's effort to facilitate both local and foreign ...

Turkey sends medical equipment to Bangladesh to fight COVID-19

Turkey made its largest delivery of medical equipment to Bangladesh Wednesday to contribute to the country's efforts against the novel coronavirus. A Turkish cargo airliner brought 20 ventilator monitor units, 20 ventilator stand units, 20 ventilator accessory sets, 10,000 N95 masks, 10,000 medical gowns, 10,000 coverall sets, 2,000 face shield...

COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 27 October 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 401,586 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 5,838 have died and 318,123 have recovered after treatment. In total, 551,865 people have been quarantined (institutiona...

Big disaster averted due to PM Sheikh Hasina's timely intervention: Speakers at AL's webinar

Speakers at a webinar have said Bangladesh has been able to avert a big disaster by coronavirus due to the timely intervention of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Shah Ali Farhad, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, conducted the webinar titled ‘Encountering Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh under the leadership of premier Sheikh Hasi...

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 257,600 cases till 9th August and 3,399 of them died. 148,370 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since ...

Government prioritizing Agriculture sector during Corona crisis: Speakers at 'Beyond the Pandemic

Speakers here in a webinar said the government is very much sincere about the country’s agriculture sector during the pandemic and the ongoing flood across the country as the government has taken different pragmatic steps to make the sector more thriving. They were participating in the 12th episode of the ruling Awami League’s ongoi...

Beyond the Pandemic’s 12th Episode: Impact of Corona on Agriculture

The global outbreak of Coronavirus, super cyclone Amphan and recent flooding in north and north-eastern region of Bangladesh have made a serious impact in the country’s agriculture and seasonal harvesting. To discuss and analyze the effect of these natural crises on the agriculture sector, Bangladesh Awami League is organizing the 12th epi...

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

Beyond The Pandemic on 14th July: Flow of Accurate Information during Corona crisis

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’s 11th episode is going to be broadcasted on Tuesday, 14th July. This episode will focus on how to ensure the flow of proper information during a national or a global crisis and what are the ways to prevent the flow of inaccurate information. The webinar ...

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic

Saima Wazed Hossain: The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response as well. S...

Beyond the Pandemic on 7th July to portray youth’s role during COVID-19 crisis

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’s 10th episode is going to be broadcasted on Tuesday, 7th July. This episode will focus on the role of young leaders and activists during the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will start from 8.30 pm on Awami League’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.c...

Grassroots’ Role in Fighting COVID-19: Beyond the Pandemic’s 9th episode

Bangladesh Awami League’s special webinar ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ is set to return on 4th July. This episode is going to discuss the role of government and the party’s grassroots leaders during the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will start from 8.30 pm on Awami League’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/...

Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors

Pranab Kumar Panday: Recently, I was taken aback by following the news that portrayed the killing of a doctor after being brutally beaten by a patient's relatives in Khulna on the allegation that he committed a mistake while undertaking a surgery that caused patient's death. The doctor was suffering from serious brain haemorrhage and was admitt...

45.66 Lakh families in Rajshahi Division get relief support

Around 45.66 lakh jobless and other hard-hit families consisting around 2.05 crore people have, so far, received government’s relief support to mitigate their livelihood related difficulties being triggered by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rajshahi division. The government, as part of its continuous humanitarian support to h...

Beyond the Pandemic’s 8th episode to focus on Education and Skill Development of Youth

The eighth episode of ‘Beyond The Pandemic’, Bangladesh Awami League’s webinar, will be broadcasted on 30th June at 8.30 PM. This episode’s topic is ‘Education and Skill Development of Youth: Future Strategies’ where the speakers will discuss the initiatives taken for ensuring proper education and creating op...

Prioritize labour-based small entrepreneurs to disburse incentives: Speakers at CRI's Webinar

Labor-intensive small entrepreneurs should be given priority during the disbursement of government announced Tk 20,000 crore incentive package for small and medium entrepreneurships, suggested analysts at a dialogue. “If these entrepreneurs can reinitiate their businesses, employments will be catalyzed,” Policy Research Institute (P...

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