Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment has directed the district and upazila administration to provide humanitarian aid and ensure social safety of the returnee migrant workers.
Deputy Commissioners and Upazila Nirbahi Officers were directed to ensure these facilities to the returnees and their families, said a handout from the Ministry on Sunday.
Earlier on April 26, a meeting presided over by Expatriates' Welfare Minister Imran Ahmed, recommended ensuring social safety net for the returnees and their families during the ongoing pandemic.
A notice was published in this regard and later on July 1, all the UNOs and DCs were directed to provide humanitarian aid to the distressed returnees and their families.
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Meanwhile, the returnees and their families were advised to contact the district office the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for receiving humanitarian aid.
If anyone cannot reach local BMET, returnees have been asked to contact District Technical Training Centre.
The detail information in this regard will be available on the Ministry’s website www.probashi.gov.bd and BMET website- www.bmet.gov.bd.
Earlier on April 15, the government said that loans for returnee migrant workers would be arranged to enable them pursue viable income activities, particularly in the agriculture sector.
The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh has reached 2,052 with the death of 55 more patients in a span of 24 hours.
Besides, the health authorities detected 2,738 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours after testing 13988 samples , raising the total number of confirmed cases to 162,417.
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 on Sunday.
Besides, 1,904 patients made recovery during the same period, she said.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8.
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The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.
The global Covid-19 confirmed cases reached 11,239,378 on Sunday morning while deaths from the disease topped 530,110, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after the US with 1,577,004 cases and 64,265 deaths as of Sunday.
Meanwhile, Russia has counted the third highest Covid-19 cases- 673,564 till date while India come down to the fourth position after Russia with 648,315 Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 18,655 deaths.
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Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 129,973 patients and about 2,838,678 confirmed cases.
In the US, New York State alone counted 32,157 deaths till date.
Millions of people came out of home after over three months in England as lockdown restrictions were eased. Several other European countries have done so.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) expressed deep shock at the demise of its former senior Vice President Syed Jamaluddin Haider.
Jamaluddin Haider breathed his last at the age of 79 on July 2. He was the Senior Vice President of DCCI for 1993-1994.
Haider was also the Managing Director of Broadways Chapmen Ltd. and Founder President of Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BGCCI).
He was the Secretary General of JCI Bangladesh and Global Vice President of Junior Chamber International in the early 80s.
Haider was also the Trustee of Feni University.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Sunday morning forecast light to moderate rain and thundershowers in most places over the country in the next 24 hours.
“Light to moderate rain, thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions,” said a Met office bulletin.
It forecast rain for many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at isolated places over the country.
About the synoptic situation, it said that the axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajsthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal and then northeastwards to Assam across the central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay.
"Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay,” it said.
Day and night temperatures may fall slightly over the country, it added.
In the 72- hour forecast, the Met Office predicted that rainfall activity is likely to increase over the southern part of Bangladesh.
The sunset today is at 6:50pm in the capital while sunrise on Monday morning at 5:16am.
Five people, including a woman, died with fever and cold-related problems at Cumilla Medical College Hospital in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning.
The deceased are- Noorjahan, 80 and Nuruzzaman, 88 of Burichang upazila, Abdul Halim, 68, of Nangolkot upazila, Tipu Sultan, 46 of Sahrasti upazila, Mosharraf Hossain, 53 of Brahmanpara.
Dr Sajeda Khatun, director of CMCH, said the five people were undergoing treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) and Corona Unit.
So far 121 people have died at Cumila Medical College Hospital’s corona unit.
Among them, 62 died of coronavirus while 59 with symptoms of the viral infection.
According to the District Civil Surgeon Office, 3,864 people have been infected with Covid-19 in the district and 1,646 of them made full recovery.
Bangladesh on Saturday reported 3,288 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours until the morning.
The health authorities have so far reported 159,679 coronavirus cases and 1,997 deaths.
Earlier on Friday, Bangladesh ranked 8th globally, with 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, according to World Health Organization (WHO).