In some good news for the country, a scientist, who also discovered jute polymer and is behind the invention of "Sonali Bag", has come up with a method of making biodegradable protective gear in a promising solution to the additional environmental pollution during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, scientific adviser to Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, came up with the material, now at the conceptual stage, to prepare personal protective equipment (PPE) which is biodegradable
Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said a decision on buying coronavirus vaccine from China and running trials for it in Bangladesh will be taken next week. He said this at a virtual meeting of the government procurement committee (purchase). The minister said a Chinese company claims to have invented a coronavirus vaccine and proposed holding clinical trials for it in Bangladesh. In addition, two American companies have also offered to test their vaccines in Bangladesh, he said. "Pri
VIP or not, everyone will be treated at the same hospitals and will be given same facilities in case of coronavirus infection, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today. Although some media, including some newspapers reported that the government is setting up separate hospital for the VIPs, it is not true, the minister said during the daily briefing regarding Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh. "Government has not made any such arrangements, the same hospitals and same treatment facilities a
As the coronavirus gains a foothold in the country, the increasing vulnerability of millions of orphaned and destitute children remains largely unaddressed. Hundreds of thousands of street children lack awareness about hygiene practices and those living in orphanages don't have access to hygiene products and basic medical services. According to an estimate by the non-governmental organisation SOS Children's Villages, there are around 4,400,000 orphaned children in Bangladesh. However,
A young man who found a wallet containing €2,000 (£1770; $2200) in cash on the street in Rome refused a reward after returning it to its owner. Mossan Rasal, a 23-year-old Bangladeshi citizen, went directly to the police after spotting the item on the pavement in the Italian capital on Friday. It was then arranged for the owner to collect the wallet from Mr Rasal. He was thanked for his honesty but said "I did not do anything exceptional," adding: "That money wasn't mine."
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulator Commission has ordered mobile phone operators to ensure in seven days that the Rohingya refugees do not get access to mobile phones. The telecom regulator wrote to the operators on Sunday regarding the issue, BTRC Senior Assistant Director Md Zakir Hossain Khan told bdnews24.com. “You were instructed to ensure that the Rohingya people do not get access to the mobiles for the sake of state security and importance, law and order and publ