A Dutch museum that is currently closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus said Monday a painting by Vincent van Gogh on loan for an exhibition was stolen in a raid overnight.
The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says "Spring Garden" by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.
Museum director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is "angry, shocked, sad" at the theft of the painting.
The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known. Police are investigating the theft.
Before the closure, the museum was hosting an exhibition titled "Mirror of the Soul" with works by artists ranging from Toorop to Mondrian, in cooperation with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.
The museum's collection has a focus on modernism such as neo-impressionism, pointillism, expressionism and cubism.
The recent Coronavirus pandemic has expanded throughout about 177 countries around the world. The cure of the life threatening COVID-19 disease – caused by Coronavirus – is yet to reach the shelves of your nearby medical store. The numbers of newly affected cases and death tolls are still risking the existence of humankind on earth. In this wake, the Government of Bangladesh has closed educational institutes, offices and supermarkets to impose complete lockdown in the whole country.
Though you don’t need to go out for attaining office, you need to buy groceries to stay alive. While staying at home under lockdown situation you may live on your stocked food in home. But what if you run out of groceries? Some local grocery shops might be left open but stepping out of home might risk your life. But you can’t starve until the Coronavirus disaster ends. Now what’s the way out? Don’t worry! In this article, we will introduce you some online grocery shops from where you can buy groceries and receive home delivery service within Dhaka.
Chaldal.com is one of the most popular grocery based e-commerce website in Bangladesh. In 2015, Forbes magazine chose this Bangladeshi e-commerce venture under their list of top 10 worldwide startups. Chaldal got huge customer appreciation for their user-friendly website. You can even login using your Facebook ID or mobile number.
Chaldal Grocery is enriched with a variety of products like fruits, vegetables, breakfast items, beverages, meat, fish, snacks, dairy, frozen and canned food, bread, bakery, baking tools, cooking utensils, diabetic food, etc. Besides grocery, you can also order other kind of essential products like cleaning tools, home appliance, beauty products, baby food, pet food, etc.
Chaldal is currently offering their service within Dhaka city. The ordering process is quite easy. You can also utilize their ‘Livechat’ option for any query. For your first order you will get 3% discount. You can unlock the 4% discount offer after completion of your 4th order. When your online shopping spree with Chaldal continues further, you reach the 6% discount milestone after 6th order. Besides this, Chaldal regularly offers a bunch of products under discounted prices.
You need to pay TK 49 as delivery charge for any order below TK 300. If your grocery bill exceeds TK 300 then the delivery charge would shrink at TK 29.
Shwapno is one of the most prominent retail super chains in Bangladesh. They have more than hundreds of outlets in and around Dhaka. ACI Logistics launched the retail chain Shwapno in 2008 with the mission “best price with quality and value”. The journey of Shwapno continues with opening new outlets from one area to another gracefully.
Thankfully Shwapno has launched their online grocer site, where you can order products online and enjoy free home delivery service. When you are short of grocery and other emergency goods in your quarantine days, Shwapno Online Grocer can be your delivery angel!
Shwapno online store owns a large collection of grocery. Here you can buy fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, bread, biscuits, cakes, milk, dairy products, snacks, instant food items, drinks, cooking tools, baby food, pet food, etc. Other than food items, Shwapno online store sell a wide variety of products including bags, electronic gear, home appliance, etc.
Currently the home delivery service of Shwapno is limited to several places under Dhaka including Dhanmondi, Mirpur, Uttara, Banani, Banasri and Moghbazar. Shawno out wins its competitors through offering home delivery service at free of cost. But you have to place order for minimum TK400 (including VAT) to enjoy the home delivery service from this online retail store. However, unlike the other ecommerce shops, you can’t place a low price order in Shwapno online store which can be a deal-breaker for many customers. Besides cash –on-delivery, you can pay your bill through e-payment systems like debit and credit cards.
Khaas food is another promising online grocer in Bangladesh where you can buy pure and fresh edible products. Khaas food aims to promote a healthy food habit. The KhassFood online site presents an easy-to-navigate, simple and user-friendly design. The grocery collection of Khaas food includes rice, puffed rice, chira, milk, Fruits, organic tea, fruit juice, fresh Ghee, dates, different kind of spices, Dry Fish, oil, shemai, honey, jelly, Juice chatni, chickpeas, and many more food items.
You can pay through bKash mobile wallet, Credit card, Debit card and Cash on Delivery. To avail the cash on delivery service within Dhaka city you have to pay TK 50. Khaas food sends product through courier service for customers living outside Dhaka. In that case the delivery charge may range from TK 100-150 depending on their locality. Khaas food has a great product return policy. If you receive any faulty product inform them within 24 hours and return the product to their office with 7-days. You can also order product from overseas, but the delivery place must be located within Bangladesh.
Though not highly advertised like the other giant e-commerce websites of Bangladesh, the Dokani online grocer site has won the hearts of many customers in Bangladesh. Dokani is must-visit grocer for those who love to eat fishes of various kinds. Dokani provides home delivery service for some selected area with Dhaka city including Banani, Banani DOHS, Bashundhara R/A, Baridhara, Baridhara DOHS, Gulshan 1, Gulshan 2, and, Niketon. You can pay the bill via bKash, DBBL, Ukash, Master Card, Visa, or cash on delivery.
The Government of Bangladesh is urging the citizens of the country to stay at home to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 disease. During the quarantine period online grocers can save you from the hazard of going outside home and looking for shops. However, due to the lockdown situation the delivery may be delayed. It would be wise to contact with the relevant online stores to get assurance about delivery time before you place any order. Happy Shopping!
Coronavirus outbreak is still risking the existence of humankind in different countries around the world. Like the other countries of world, our Government has asked general people to stay at home quarantine for a certain period to prevent the contagion of COVID-19 disease. Home quarantine might feel like a holiday initially, but when it extends beyond a week, it might feel like a prison unless you find some ways to keep the mind engaged.
In a typical day, some elderly people love to go for an evening-walk; some enjoys meeting their same-aged friends in a cafe or tea stall; some visit local library; while some senior citizens travel across the town to manage the perfect seed for their garden. Home quarantine prohibits them doing their favorite activities. Unlike youngsters, the old people have limited options for recreation during home quarantine. Read this article if you are looking for ways to keep the elderly members your family occupied during the quarantine period.
Considering the level of physical strength of your elderly family members, you can persuade them in doing some morning exercises and workouts. Furthermore, you can teach your parents and other senior relatives some Yoga poses which will make them feel better both physically and emotionally. If workouts seem difficult for their old bodies you can motivate them in practicing meditation which will pacify their mind releasing anxieties caused by coronavirus pandemic.
By the wings of imagination, humankind can travel beyond their home, country, region or even universe. Unlike the internet-freak current young generation, most of the elderly persons get immense pleasure in reading books. You can buy your senior family members some novels written by their favorite writers. What is more? You can also hearten your adorable parents to read bed time stories to their grandchildren which can make them feel blissful.
People get old with memories – composed of success, failure, joy and sorrows – which can be a pathway of learning for their descendants. Our aged family members have always something useful to teach us through the lens of their own life-experience. You can inspire the elderly members to share their memories with the young members of your family. If you have kids at home, you can fix a story telling session, when the grandparent will tell fairy tales or real-life stories to their grand children. It will strengthen the bonding between young and old souls of your family which is very essential to make their quarantine period pleasant.
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The old people who love outdoor sports like Golf, but are now getting bored inside home due to coronavirus, can play indoor games. To allow your elder parents some fun activities, you can bring several family members to play carom board game, chess game or ludu game. If you have enough space at home, arrange an indoor ping pong table, or indoor table tennis table which will boost up the physical strength of your elderly parents in addition to making them cheer up.
Wring special feelings, and/or day to day memories is another great way to release the Coronavirus stress. Why don’t you encourage the elderly family members to start writing a diary? It will not only keep their mind occupied but also prevent them from the urge of going outside home to kill their loneliness.
If you have a space in your roof or balcony with enough sunlight exposure, plant some trees. And ask for help to your elderly parents in watering those plants regularly. Thus you can help them find a new way to shower their love and care to a living being.
The senior citizens rarely find interest in playing video games. Rather they love to watch movies. To escape the anxiety due to the current epidemic of COVID-19 disease, you can persuade your old parents and relative not to watch the news all day long. Instead, you can select them some classic movies which can keep them smiling like old times.
Every individual has different personality traits. You can encourage your elderly parents trying creative things depending on their special individual interest. For instance, your mother can find joy in trying a new recipe; while your old man may enjoy making his grand kid a paper toy. In simple words, support them in trying things which can make them happy. And let them doing what really works for them.
A rare species of tortoise known as 'Batagur Baska' laid 21 eggs at Tortoise Breeding Centre at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre of the Sundarbans under Khulna district.
Md Azad Kabir, in-charge of the breeding centre, said Batagur Baska laid 21 eggs on Friday morning on the edge of a pond.
The eggs look like that of ducks, he said, adding that they were trying to hatch these eggs naturally by putting it on sand and supervising the temperature constantly.
It will take 65-67 days to hatch the eggs, Kabir added.
According to information from the Forest Department, Batagur Baska laid a total of 197 eggs since 2017.
Altogether 110 tortoises were hatched at the Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre until 2019, while three tortoises among those died in Indian and Bangladesh territories, the sources said.
The Tortoise Breeding Centre was set up in 2014 in Karamjal and eight rare tortoises of Batagur Baska species were released in a pond.
Mohammad Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer of the Sundarbans East Zone, said there are 252 Batagur Baska tortoises at the breeding centre right now. Of them, 23, including four female ones, are adult.
Ten more tortoises of this species will be released in the Sundarbans, he added.
Bangladeshi healthcare company Digital Healthcare Solutions has launched a Coronavirus symptom check online.
It is available free of cost. Anybody can go to their site (https://coronachecker.dh.health/) and give his or her present basic health information and get an assessment of whether one is at risk of infection by the virus or not.
This is developed in Bangladesh by Digital Healthcare Solutions (DH), a Grameen social business company, which was previously known as Telenor Health.
It is offering digital healthcare services for the last four years and has a client base of over five million, said a media release on Thursday.
Through this announcement, DH encourages each person to spend 40 seconds every day to do the check to make sure things are same as on previous days.
“Corona Symptom Checker” (https://coronachecker.dh.health/) empowers everyone by offering a smart solution for self-assessment of the symptoms one might have and whether those are related to COVID-19.
Coronavirus can even be particularly deadly for elderly people, or those with preexisting diseases, if not addressed at the right time.
This symptom checker incorporates the latest medical insights from NHS UK, CDC in the USA, and DGHS of Bangladesh and enables anyone, sitting at home, to conduct a risk analysis check in less than a minute.
DH explains that the purpose of its symptom checker is to help users make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care, and it is not intended for the full diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19.
The online tool asks a series of questions to establish the level of illness being experienced by the user and directs them with appropriate recommendations as per DGHS and IEDCR guidelines.
Recommendations range from calling the government hotline (16233, 333), staying at home and visiting designated hospitals or isolated places within a hospital. A series of health tips and videos are also available, on how to wash hands effectively, and how to safely quarantine and isolate when required.
As the Coronavirus is sweeping through almost all the countries of the world including Bangladesh affecting more than 463,000 people with a death toll of nearly 21,000 as of March 25, hospitals are being flooded with hundreds of thousands of patients, who, in most cases are not even related to Coronavirus infection, said the media release.
Unless advised by physicians, COVID-19 patients should avoid visiting hospitals and stay in self isolation at their homes to ensure the prevention of further spread of the infection.
If used properly, “Corona Symptom Checker” can help the country reduce additional pressure on the healthcare system by keeping patients with mild symptoms at home not hospital.
The only way to protect ourselves from this outbreak is staying at home, social distancing, and raising awareness of prevention and symptoms of the virus.
“These are extraordinary times for everyone. The more we take control to understand our symptoms, the better we would be able to help our health system look after the critically ill patients. Share this as widely as possible to your family and loved ones, and ensure everyone takes the checker,” said Dr Khaled Hasan, Head of Clinical Operations, Digital Healthcare Solutions.