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Bangladesh
  • Infection:3,48,916
  • Recovery:2,56,565
  • Death:4,939

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection:30,919,638
  • Recovery:21,152,996
  • Death:959,332

Source: Johns Hopkins University

A cataclysm of hunger, disease and illiteracy

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Captain Natalia Weiss and co-pilot Thays Goncalves of Brazilian Airline GOL prepare before taking off with a full female crew in the mark of International Women's Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mar 8 2020. REUTERS

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Representational image. REUTERS

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Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, takes part in a panel in New York, September 27, 2015. REUTERS

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Campaign signs for Joe Biden and his running mate Sen Kamala Harris , in San Antonio, Sept 19, 2020. The New York Times

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Military honour guards attend a flag-lowering ceremony at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files

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  • The damaged BTCL land phone connection box has remained unrepaired for a long time after a vehicle hit it under the footbridge in Dhaka's Sadarghat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The damaged BTCL land phone connection box has remained unrepaired for a long time after a vehicle hit it under the footbridge in Dhaka's Sadarghat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The damaged BTCL land phone connection box has remained unrepaired for a long time after a vehicle hit it under the footbridge in Dhaka's Sadarghat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The damaged BTCL land phone connection box has remained unrepaired for a long time after a vehicle hit it under the footbridge in Dhaka's Sadarghat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • An average of 283.25 metric tonnes of jute products were manufactured at Karim Jute Mills, using 236 hessian looms. Workers believe the state-run jute mills would have been profitable, and would not have to be shut down, had they been equipped with modern machineries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    An average of 283.25 metric tonnes of jute products were manufactured at Karim Jute Mills, using 236 hessian looms. Workers believe the state-run jute mills would have been profitable, and would not have to be shut down, had they been equipped with modern machineries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters smashed the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower to let the smoke out after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the building is seen on a broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Firefighters smashed the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower to let the smoke out after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the building is seen on a broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Firefighters smashed the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower to let the smoke out after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the building is seen on a broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Firefighters smashed the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower to let the smoke out after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the building is seen on a broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Firefighters smashed down the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the fire-ravaged FR Tower can be seen on a piece of broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Firefighters smashed down the windows of an office in Banani's Ahmed Tower after a fire broke out on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. A reflection of the fire-ravaged FR Tower can be seen on a piece of broken glass on Kemal Ataturk Avenue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fire broke out in an office on Banani's Ahmed Tower on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. It took almost half an hour for eight units of the fire service to douse the flames. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fire broke out in an office on Banani's Ahmed Tower on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. It took almost half an hour for eight units of the fire service to douse the flames. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fire broke out in an office on Banani's Ahmed Tower on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. It took almost half an hour for eight units of the fire service to douse the flames. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A fire broke out in an office on Banani's Ahmed Tower on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020. It took almost half an hour for eight units of the fire service to douse the flames. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed arrives in court for a hearing in an arms case against him, Sept 20, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed arrives in court for a hearing in an arms case against him, Sept 20, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed arrives in court for a hearing in an arms case against him, Sept 20, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed arrives in court for a hearing in an arms case against him, Sept 20, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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