He also said progress on the second phase of construction, from Agargaon to Motijheel, is 39.73 percent. “More than 10.26km out of a total 20.1 km of the Dhaka metro rail line is now visible, as the government plans to inaugurate the country’s first-ever metro on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence in December 2021,” Siddique added. According to the DMTCL’s progress report, 93% of the metro rail’s main deck between Agargaon and Uttara has been completed. The metro rail will take 35 minutes to reach Motijheel from Uttara. The Covid-19 epidemic has not heavily affected the metro rail project, so far.
June 02, 2020 17:03 UTC
A second commercial line, at Lonza’s site in Visp, Switzerland, had been slated for completion in January or February 2021 but now could be ready in December, he added. Moderna, which enlisted Lonza in May in a 10-year manufacturing contract, is racing with 100-plus other vaccine projects, having last week dosed initial participants in a 600-patient study. With accelerated deadlines, Lonza hopes to be ready to make vaccine ingredients quickly, should Moderna’s candidate pass muster with regulators. Lonza is financing the first $60-$70 million commercial production line in Visp, he said. Baehny said he is optimistic for Moderna’s vaccine, but that facilities being built can be used for new Lonza projects with the US company should this one fall short.
June 02, 2020 17:03 UTC
Livestock shows will be held throughout the week with animals being checked-in at the fairgrounds in the morning on the day of the assigned to the species. Horse shows will be held at the arena for three days, but animals will not be allowed to stay over-night. The entertainment, indoor commercial vendors, the beer garden, ground acts, car show and the carnival have been canceled for the 2020 fair. “We will not be able to have an Open Class area this year,” said Patti Folkerts, Open Class Superintendent. “We want to be sure our fair this year doesn’t jeopardize the 2021 fair,” said Whitwer.
June 02, 2020 17:00 UTC
A coronavirus lockdown is being eased across the U.K., most quickly in England, raising concerns among many health officials of a potential second spike in infections. ————JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s total confirmed coronavirus cases have jumped to more than 35,000 while the province anchored by Cape Town remains a worrying hot spot with more than 23,000. South Africa has the most confirmed virus cases of any nation in Africa. South Africa took another step in easing lockdown restrictions on Monday with alcohol sales allowed again. South Africa has seen cases double roughly every 12 days while cases in the Western Cape have been doubling every nine days.
June 02, 2020 16:52 UTC
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said United Hospital cannot avoid responsibility for the deaths of five people caused by last week’s fire incident at COVID-19 isolation unit of the hospital. “I don’t think United Hospital authorities can avoid responsibility for the death of five people,” he said adding that the fire service found negligence of United Hospital authorities in primary investigation. “The hospitals that are refusing to provide health services in this situation are doing punishable offences. Sounding a note of warning against denial of providing medical treatment to patients, the information minister said the government is monitoring these activities. “The government would take actions soon if such incident of negligence takes place continuously”, he added.
June 02, 2020 16:48 UTC
In a 22-page blueprint, the task force urged regular testing for cast and crew and daily monitoring of symptoms through temperature checks or other measures. Actors, however, would not be able to wear masks or other personal protective equipment while filming. The guidelines were developed by a task force that included representatives from Walt Disney Co, Netflix Inc , AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, plus unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Directors Guild of America. "Without testing, the entire cast and crew would be working in an environment of unknown risk," the statement said. Actors and those in closest contact with them should be tested more often, they added, since they will not be wearing personal protective equipment while on camera.
June 02, 2020 16:45 UTC
The support of large computer servers and ICT professionals can therefore help biologists explore the actual origin and source at the earliest possible time. The role of AIUsing the expertise of data scientists, Artificial Intelligence or AI as people know it, can also play a key role in supporting this battle. The trend of data scienceThe recent trend of accessing a large number of next generation sequence data freely from websites has created immense opportunities for data scientists and researchers. To develop the Evidence-Based Care System, every patient in the treatment data must be documented.Informed Strategic Planning is being designed using open-source medical data and providing free public health data. Dr AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, MontahaChowdhury, Masum Billah, and AnamulKabir are working for NextGen InformaticsPvt Ltd, a genome-based data sciencecompany.
June 02, 2020 16:41 UTC
The coming budget will most likely try to address the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis in Bangladesh. According to sources, the budget allocation for the country’s social safety net will be increased by Tk1,633 crore and the number of beneficiaries will increase to 9.8 from the existing 8.1 million. In the coming budget, the allocation will be Tk76,000 crore while it was Tk74,367 crore in the outgoing budget. Finance Ministry sources said that generally each year the government does expand the number of beneficiaries of various social safety net programs by 10% . However, the amount of money any person gets under the various social safety net programs will not increase but the number of people under each scheme will see a rise.
June 02, 2020 16:41 UTC
× Help support our COVID-19 coverage We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account. Log in Sign up Become a MemberStocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market's winning streak to a third day. Technology, industrial and health care sector stocks accounted for a big slice of the gains. Energy stocks far outpaced the rest of the market as the price of crude oil rose again.
June 02, 2020 16:18 UTC
The viral code breaks into a living cell, hijacks the genetic machinery and instructs it to produce new code — new virus. Picture a human lung cell as a cramped office just big enough for a desk, a chair and a copy machine. From then on, the new coronavirus began to replicate not only physically in human cells but also figuratively, and likely to its own detriment, in the human mind. Unlike some viruses, SARS-CoV-2 has a proofreading protein — NSP14 — that clips out mistakes. Arrayed as an ancestral tree, these lineages reveal where and when the virus spread.
June 02, 2020 16:12 UTC
Journalists and cultural activists forms human chain in front of Ali Ahmed Chunka Nagar Library and Auditorium building in Narayanganj city demanding the reopening of news portals on June 2, 2020 CollectedThe protesters urged the district's deputy commissioner to take action for the news portals to be reopenedThe Narayanganj Shangshkritik Jote [Narayanganj Cultural Union] formed a human chain on Tuesday demanding the unblocking of five local news portals. The demonstrators said the websites of such local media houses as Daily Juger Chinta, News Narayanganj, Press Narayanganj, Narayanganj Today and one other outlet had not been accessible since May 14. Protesters said the portals had been blocked without even a show cause notice being issued, an action they described as 'absolutely illegal.' There should be a definitive order of the legal action taken when a news portal is accused of providing misinformation. The protesters urged the district's deputy commissioner to take action for the news portals to be reopened.
June 02, 2020 16:07 UTC
“I don’t think United Hospital authorities can avoid responsibility for the death of five people,” he said. On Wednesday night, the fire that broke out in United Hospital killed five people, including three who tested positive for coronavirus and two others who tested negative. The next day, the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence formed a four-member panel to investigate the incident. A writ petition was filed on Monday with the High Court seeking a judicial inquiry into the incident. Minister Hasan went on to thank the doctors, nurses and other health service providers for risking their lives to give care.
June 02, 2020 15:54 UTC
“The hospitals that are refusing to provide health services in this situation are committing punishable offences. In response to question on private hospitals refusing to provide treatment, the information minister said: “Many doctors, nurses and health service providers are providing health care services while putting their life at risk. Sounding a note of warning for health facilities who deny medical treatment to patients, the information minister said the government is monitoring these activities. “The Health Ministry has already said that action will be taken if any hospitals show negligence in providing health care services. About the recent fire incident at United Hospital, the information minister said fire services in their primary investigation found evidence of the hospital’s negligence.
June 02, 2020 15:44 UTC
For parents, it’s like being the pinball machine itself, cushioning the frustration and also reveling in the emerging victories. Attempts to turn cake-baking into a maths lesson are quickly deconstructed by a boy who sees more than he says. But he has new words and he’s asking questions. In the background I can hear him play Barry White, then the O’Jays. I’m trying to breathe my way out of this pandemic and he’s having me wonder what a cigarette-holding Barry White is contemplating and where the O’Jays' love train is going.
June 02, 2020 15:33 UTC
BigstockData showed that food inflation declined to 5.09 percentage point in May down from 5.91 percentage point in AprilThe general point to point inflation rate declined to 5.35 percentage point in May from 5.96 percentage point in the previous month mainly because of significant fall in prices of food commodities alongside the non-food items. Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters about the outcome of the meeting and also about the inflation. The BBS data showed that food inflation declined to 5.09 percentage point in May down from 5.91 percentage point in the previous month in April, while the non-food inflation rate came down to 5.75 percentage point last month from 6.04% in April. In the rural areas, the general point to inflation rate declined to 5.65 percentage point in May down from 6.08 percentage point in April. In the urban areas, the general point to point inflation rate also declined to 4.81 percentage point in May down from 5.73 percentage point in April.
June 02, 2020 15:28 UTC