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Case filed over killing of 26 Bangladesh nationals

Dhaka, Jun 1 : A case has been filed with Bhairab Police Station in Kishoreganj of Bangladesh over the killings of its 26 nationals in Libya. Mobarak Hossen, elder brother of deceased Saddam Hossen, filed the case against seven to eight people on Sunday noon. Tanjirul, a human trafficker is allegedly the main accused in […]

Iran says virus deaths drop below 100 for first time in month

Tehran, Apr 14: Iran said on Tuesday that the number of lives lost in the country to the novel coronavirus dropped to double figures for the first time in one month. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 98 deaths from the COVID-19 disease were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to […]

Scope of CPEC to be enhanced in 2nd phase: Pak official

Scope of CPEC to be enhanced in 2nd phase: Pak official

Islamabad, Apr 09: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is at the cusp of launching its second phase to add more sectors like agriculture and tourism, a senior Pakistani official has said, rejecting reports that the multi-billion dollar project is slowing down due to the coronavirus outbreak. China has committed to invest over USD 60 billion […]

‘’Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter coronavirus’’

‘’Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter coronavirus’’

Seoul, Apr 08: Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) from the coughs of patients with COVID-19, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted at two hospitals in Seoul, South Korea, found that when COVID-19 patients […]

Trump says he”d be surprised if Modi didn”t allow hydroxychloroquine export

Trump says he”d be surprised if Modi didn”t allow hydroxychloroquine export

New York, April 07: While India has lifted its ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine to the US, President Donald Trump has said that he would be surprised if Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not allow it. “I would be surprised if he does (ban its export to the US), because, you know, India does very […]

Coronavirus Can Last On Face Masks For One Week, On Banknotes For Days: Study

Coronavirus Can Last On Face Masks For One Week, On Banknotes For Days: Study

New Delhi, Apr 06: The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can remain infectious on face masks for up to a week, and last on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic surfaces for days, according to a study. However, the virus can be killed by household disinfectants, bleach or frequent hand washing with soap and water, said […]

Johns Hopkins University reports 1.2 mn COVID-19 cases worldwide

Johns Hopkins University reports 1.2 mn COVID-19 cases worldwide

Washington, Apr 05: The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has topped 1.2 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. A total of 1,204,782 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus across the world, with a death toll of 64,849, showed the tally updated by the university’s Center for Systems Science and […]

After lifting lockdown, Wuhan residents asked to stay home amid fears of rebound of coronavirus

After lifting lockdown, Wuhan residents asked to stay home amid fears of rebound of coronavirus

Beijing, Apr 03: The authorities in China”s Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, on Friday asked its residents to stay at home and avoid non-essential outings amid fears of a possible rebound of the disease due to the steady rise in the asymptomatic cases, days after the nine-week lockdown was relaxed in the city. […]

COVID-19 can travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours, says MIT researcher

COVID-19 can travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours, says MIT researcher

Washington DC, Apr 02: Staying six feet away from others may not work, an MIT researcher has warned – saying the coronavirus can rather travel 27 feet and can linger for hours. The study was conducted by MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched the dynamics of coughs and sneezes for years. It was […]

China reports 35 new imported coronavirus cases, six deaths

China reports 35 new imported coronavirus cases, six deaths

Beijing, Apr 02: China reported 35 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus while the death toll from the COVID1-9 infections increased to 3,318 after six more fatalities were confirmed on Wednesday from the virus hit Hubei province, health officials said on Thursday. China”s National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report also said 37 […]

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