Independence Day tomorrow

Staff Correspondent: The Independence and National Day is tomorrow.

In the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus, the government has suspended all programmes of the day.

On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave

RMCH to be readied to fight coronavirus

Rajshahi Correspondent: Effective step has been taken to strengthen the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) aimed at combating the coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak in the region.

The RMCH’s 30 Number Ward, which is at present accommodating Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), Burn

9,923 expats home quarantined in Khulna division

 Khulna Correspondent: Under strict supervision of the authorities
concerned, a total of 9,923 expatriate Bangladeshi nationals are remaining in
home-quarantine under Khulna division from March 10 to March 25 (till 8am) to
prevent community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Assistant Director (Disease Control) of Directorate
General of Health Services

Bangladesh suspends all domestic flights from tonight

Staff Correspondent: The government has decided to suspend all
domestic commercial flights from midnight tonight till further notice as part
of the government’s desperate attempt to confine people at their own places
containing outbreak of COVID-19.

“All domestic flight operations will be suspended from today’s midnight
till further notice,”

Army troops spread out nationwide to combat COVID-19

Staff Correspondent: Authorities today spread out troops in major cities to combat COVID-19 while civil and military officials are expected to finalize their detailed modus operandi, a day after the government ordered
nationwide deployment of armed forces.

“The personnel have been moved out to divisional and

Govt wages “war” against coronavirus: Quader

Staff Correspondent: Urging all to come forward to curb the
spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Road Transport and Bridges
Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government has declared a “war”
against the pandemic.

“The government has declared war to prevent the spread of coronavirus. I
call upon the