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...

No one is safe until everyone is safe: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said there is a need for constructive multilateralism more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded that ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that no one is safe until everyone is safe. The pandemic has taught us that global prosperity is em...

Post-pandemic hunger and food security: Innovation and resilience in Bangladesh

Md Arif Hossain: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic lays waste to lives and livelihoods in countries around the globe, the approach of the annual World Food Day on 16 October reminds us not to lose sight of longer-term goals. In many developing countries, Bangladesh included, the economic shock of the pandemic is expected to have seve...

Engage youths in decision-making: HPM Sheikh Hasina at youth summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for engaging youths with decision-making, ideas and innovations to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to build a resilient and sustainable future for them. While inaugurating the two-day celebration of “Dhaka – OIC Youth Capital 2020” virtually this afternoon, Sheikh Hasina also sou...

Beyond the Pandemic's Episode 3: Lockdown withdrawn to save lives and livelihoods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 In the latest session, speakers said that the lockdown has been withdrawn to save both the lives and livelihoods of the people of the country.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...

“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...

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...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for a global partnership to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for forging a collective global partnership and greater unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic as she placed a five-point proposal that includes devising meaningful strategies. “The world is perhaps facing the biggest crisis in the last 100 years. So, we need to face the crisis together … ...

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