Thirty villages in Saghata and Sundarganj upazilas of Gaibandha were newly flooded on Sunday as rivers flowing through the areas burst their banks after heavy shower and onrush of water from the upstream.
Water Development Board said the water level of Brahmaputra and Teesta are 27cm and 1cm above the danger level.
The overall flood condition of the district has been worsening gradually as intermittent rain has been continuing for the past few days.
Many villagers took shelter on the flood control embankments of Gaibandha town, Phulchhari and Saghata, said Joynal Abedin, former chairman of Fajalpur Union Parishad.
Areas affected by flooding are – Gazaria, Khatiamari areas of Phulchhari upazila, Haldia, Chinirpatal, Cawkpara, Pabantair, Thoikarpara, Banshata, Munshirhat, Gobindi, Nalchity od Saghata upazila, Chandipur, Kapasia, Tarapur, Belka, Haripur and Sripur of Sundarganj upazila.
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said people have got astonished at the fraudulence by two hospitals in coronavirus sample testing.
He made the remark while briefing reporters online from his official residence.
Quader urged the authorities concerned to bring all the accused under justice soon after investigations.
Quader, also Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government neither spared wrongdoers in the past nor will do in the future.
About cattle markets before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, Quader said permission will not be given to arrange animal markets whimsically at any place beside highways.
Over the experts’ fear about coronavirus transmission during Eid, Quader said the national Technical Advisory Committee has advised not to allow setting up animal markets in some districts.
It will bring good reuslts if their advice is followed properly, Quader added.
Health authorities in Bangladesh on Sunday reported the detection of another 2,666 coronavirus patients in 24 hours after conducting 11,059 tests, which is the lowest since June 3 when 12,510 samples were tested.
With this, the total number of infections rose to 1,81,129 since the first detection of the disease on March 8.
During the period the country registered death of 47 patients, the highest number of death in a week, which increased total number of fatalities to 2,352.
Besides, 5,580 more people have recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 93,614.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
The detection rate of new patients on Sunday has been recorded all-time high 24.11 percent while the overall rate of infection since March 8 rose to 19.54 percent.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 50.93 percent and the mortality rate is 1.28 percent in the country.
Dr Nasima highlighted that so far, 1860 male and 492 female died from the deadly disease.
Among the new deceased, 36 were male and 11 were female. “Their age-based analysis says, one was between 11 and 20 years, two were aged between 21 and 30 years, three between 31 and 40, four between 41 and 50, 15 between 51 and 60, 14 between 61 and 70, six between 71 and 80 and two more were between 81 and 90 years,” she said.
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Twenty- three patients died in Dhaka division, six in Chattogram division, four in Rajshahi division, six in Khulna division, two in Barishal division, two in Rangpur division and four others died in Sylhet division in the last 24 hours.
According to DGHS data, 50 percent patients died in Dhaka division, 26.28 in Chattogram, 5.14 in Rajshahi, 5.14 in Khulna, 4.38 in Sylhet, 3.61 in Barishal, 3.10 in Rangpur and 2.34 percent died in Mymensingh division, said Dr Nasima.
Age-based data recorded since March 11 show that 0.61 percent of the deceased were below 10 years, 1.15 percent were between 11 and 20 years, 3.23 percent between 21 and 30, 7.06 percent between 31 and 40, 14.50 percent between 41 and 50, 29.80 percent between 51 and 60 and 43.66 percent were above 60 years.
Forty -three of 47 new deceased died at hospitals across the country while four others died at home.
Across the country, 737 more people were taken to isolation in the last 24 hours while 909 were released. During the period, 2,531 people were home and institutionally quarantined and 2,900 were released
A suspected yaba trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) early Sunday in Keyali Canal area nearing No-14 Bridge in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.
The deceased was identified as Md Syed Alam, 35, son of Md Syed Ahmed of Teknaf Municipality.
Lt Col Mohammad Foysal Hasan Khan, commander, Teknaf BGB-2, said tipped off that a big consignment of drugs would enter Bangladesh from Myanmar, a patrol team of BGB took position in the area at around 2 am.
BGB members noticed a man entered Bangladesh from Mynmar by swimming in the Naf River and met two people waiting there.
As soon as the BGB men chased them all, the drug traders opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back in self-defence that triggered the gunfight, he added.
Later, BGB members found bullet injured Syed Alam and took him to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex . He was later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
A LG gun including a round of cartridge and 40,000 Yaba pills were recovered from the spot.
Chittagong University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shirin Akhter, five family members and two caretakers of her residence were infected with coronavirus.
“Seven of the 12 people of the VC’s house tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday night.” said Prof SM Monirul Hasan, CU Registrar (acting).
Their samples were collected and tested at the university’s laboratory, he added.
Earlier on July 14, the Chittagong University was put under lockdown after 13 people including CU VC’s personal secretary and deputy registrar tested positive for the virus.
A CU notification on Saturday , said that the VC conducted different activities in the university area after it was put under lockdown to protect the teachers, officers and staff of the university from infection.
The CU VC is supposed to be shifted to Chattogram Combined Military Hospital on Sunday for better treatment.
Bangladesh has so far reported 181,129 coronavirus cases and 2,305 deaths from it.
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