• Sat, Apr 04, 2020
  • B'desh records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases
    The World Bank project aims to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public health emergencies.
    B'desh records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases
    The total number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh reached 70 on Saturday with the emergence of nine new cases, the biggest jump in a a 24-hour period, according to a health official.Bangladesh's COVID-19 death toll rose to eight, with two more fatalities, Xinhua news agency quoted Meerjady Sabrina Flora, head of the country's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), as saying.Samples from 434 persons were tested in the last 24 hours across the country, the health official said.Meanwhile, the World Bank has approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.The World Bank project aims to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public health emergencies. This project will support the implementation...
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    The statement added that all the four accused in the case have been re-arrested and detained for a period of three months, pending filing of the appeal in the The statement added that all the four...