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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 458,711
  • Recovery: 373,676
  • Death: 6,544

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 61,026,993
  • Recovery: 39,112,014
  • Death: 1,432,817

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Spotlight

Rather than choose a single word of the year, the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary highlighted the impact of coronavirus on the English language. REUTERS
It's too hard to isolate
Oxford’s word of the year

Instead of crowning a single word as the winner, Oxford Languages looks at the pandemic’s swift and widespread impact on the English language

Even in a pandemic, the billionaires are winning

Why are American billionaires doing so well while so many other Americans suffer? Part of the story is garden-variety American inequality

A flag is seen amidst the rain during a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China, December 29, 2019. REUTERS

China wields patriotic education to tame HK youth

Targeting Hong Kong's teachers has become part of a broader plan by China's leaders to reform the city's rebellious youth after last year's sometimes-violent pro-democracy demonstrations

Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark Nov 9, 2020. REUTERS

Dead mink resurface
from mass grave

The resurfacing of mink at fur farms in Denmark prompts complaints from residents about health risks and the spread of the coronavirus

Jessika Loaiza with her child, Josnaiber Xavier Morillo Loaiza, while walking in the streets of Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. The New York Times

A search for home of a mother and child

A less visible aspect of the pandemic has unfolded on the world’s highways, as millions of migrants have lost work in their adopted countries and headed home

Qantas Airways QF100 flight, which marks the airline's 100th birthday, departs from Sydney Airport to fly over Sydney Harbour in Australia, Nov 16, 2020. REUTERS

How safe is flying
during the pandemic?

Here’s what the science says about mitigating exposure about aerosolised pathogens like coronavirus

Photo: Reuters

Their teeth fell out. Was it another virus consequence?

There’s no rigorous evidence yet that the infection can lead to tooth loss or related problems

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, listens to one of her clients at office in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2020. REUTERS

Pakistan's first transgender lawyer goes fighting in court

As Pakistan's first transgender lawyer, Nisha Rao has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and inspiring other transgender people in the conservative Islamic Republic

The University of Vermont Medical Centre in Burlington, the target, in late October, of a cyberattack, Nov 23, 2020. A wave of damaging cyberattacks on hospitals has upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. Elizabeth Frantz/The New York Times

US hospital patients are left 'in the dark' after cyberattacks

A wave of damaging cyberattacks on America’s health systems has upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments

President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question after a Thanksgiving call to military personnel, at the White House in Washington, Nov 26, 2020. The New York Times

Trump says he will leave if electors choose Biden

Trump also threw himself into the battle for Senate control, saying he would soon travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates in two runoff elections

Robi committed to standing by the community

Robi Axiata Limited is a name of reliance in the telecommunication sector of Bangladesh. Enabling users to connect through their extensive network coverage, Robi Axiata has always been at the forefront of the development of Digital Bangladesh its remarkable introductions of new technological services to the people of the country. Even since the corona outbreak in the country, Robi has been by the side the people in tackling corona with a number of initiatives of their own, with partnerships with government and other non-governmental organizations for digital innovations in controlling the outbreak while providing regular uninterrupted services to the subscribers.

  • Eminent actor and director Aly Zaker is being accorded a guard of honour by the Dhaka district administration at the Liberation War Museum premises in Dhaka, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eminent actor and director Aly Zaker is being accorded a guard of honour by the Dhaka district administration at the Liberation War Museum premises in Dhaka, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eminent actor and director Ali Zaker's coffin lies at the premises of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka for people from all walks of life to pay their tribute, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eminent actor and director Ali Zaker's coffin lies at the premises of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka for people from all walks of life to pay their tribute, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Actor couple Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdausi Majumdar pay their final respects to Aly Zaker at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Actor couple Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdausi Majumdar pay their final respects to Aly Zaker at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eminent actor and director Ali Zaker's coffin lies at the premises of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka for people from all walks of life to pay their tribute, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eminent actor and director Ali Zaker's coffin lies at the premises of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka for people from all walks of life to pay their tribute, Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The authorities have built a paved road stretching from the lake to the watchtower inside the Harbaria Eco Tourism Centre in Chandpai Range in the Sundarbans. But a wooden walkway over the road would facilitate the movement of wildlife in the area. Photo: Mustafiz Mamun

    The authorities have built a paved road stretching from the lake to the watchtower inside the Harbaria Eco Tourism Centre in Chandpai Range in the Sundarbans. But a wooden walkway over the road would facilitate the movement of wildlife in the area. Photo: Mustafiz Mamun

  • A road stretching from the canal to the watchtower at the Katka Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sundarbans has been paved during the coronavirus pandemic. But environmentalists fear that it will hamper the natural habitat as well as impede the movement of wildlife in the area. Photo: Mustafiz Mamun

    A road stretching from the canal to the watchtower at the Katka Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sundarbans has been paved during the coronavirus pandemic. But environmentalists fear that it will hamper the natural habitat as well as impede the movement of wildlife in the area. Photo: Mustafiz Mamun

  • Bangladesh Conscious Citizen Committee demonstrated from a human chain with the slogan – ‘Resist Terrorism-Militancy Together’ – in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020.

    Bangladesh Conscious Citizen Committee demonstrated from a human chain with the slogan – ‘Resist Terrorism-Militancy Together’ – in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020.

  • Bangladesh Conscious Citizen Committee demonstrated from a human chain with the slogan – ‘Resist Terrorism-Militancy Together’ – in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020.

    Bangladesh Conscious Citizen Committee demonstrated from a human chain with the slogan – ‘Resist Terrorism-Militancy Together’ – in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020.

  • Guests at a dialogue held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to fast-track the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

    Guests at a dialogue held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to fast-track the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

  • Rubana Huq, the president of the garment exporters’ lobby BGMEA, speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to expedite the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to fight the pandemic.

    Rubana Huq, the president of the garment exporters’ lobby BGMEA, speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to expedite the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to fight the pandemic.

  • Ahmad Kaikaus, the principal secretary to the prime minister, speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to speed up the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle the coronavirus crisis.

    Ahmad Kaikaus, the principal secretary to the prime minister, speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to speed up the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle the coronavirus crisis.

  • Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to fast-track the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle the coronavirus crisis.

    Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi speaks at a dialogue at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Nov 26, 2020 on ways to fast-track the implementation of the government's incentive package for economic recovery and social protection to battle the coronavirus crisis.

  • Saudi Arabia's new Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Bin Yusef Al-Duhailan paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020. Photo: PID

    Saudi Arabia's new Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Bin Yusef Al-Duhailan paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020. Photo: PID

  • Rinchen Kuentsyl, the newly appointed ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020. Photo: PID

    Rinchen Kuentsyl, the newly appointed ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020. Photo: PID

  • Unauthorised autorickshaws are carrying passengers from Basabo to Nondipara in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Unauthorised autorickshaws are carrying passengers from Basabo to Nondipara in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Unauthorised autorickshaws are carrying passengers from Basabo to Nondipara in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Unauthorised autorickshaws are carrying passengers from Basabo to Nondipara in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Shouting slogans and carrying torches, members of Projonmontore Nari Maitree, a woman rights group, marched from Dhanmondi 6/A in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shouting slogans and carrying torches, members of Projonmontore Nari Maitree, a woman rights group, marched from Dhanmondi 6/A in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman carries a torch in a procession taken out in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman carries a torch in a procession taken out in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Women wearing masks and covering eyes with dark cloth that read

    Women wearing masks and covering eyes with dark cloth that read "Say No to Rape" marched with torches in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Women staged a flash mob during march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Women staged a flash mob during march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman carries a placard during a march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman carries a placard during a march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Projonmontore Nari Maitree organised a flash mob during march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Projonmontore Nari Maitree organised a flash mob during march in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 as part of a global campaign against violence towards women. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Residents sift through the debris for usable materials after a fire destroyed more than 50 shanties at Kalshi slum in Dhaka in the wee hours of Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

    Residents sift through the debris for usable materials after a fire destroyed more than 50 shanties at Kalshi slum in Dhaka in the wee hours of Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

  • Police stopped demonstrators of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sontan Sangsad when they tried to lay siege to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs over a seven-point charter of demand, including the restoration of quota for the freedom fighters' children in government jobs, on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

    Police stopped demonstrators of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sontan Sangsad when they tried to lay siege to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs over a seven-point charter of demand, including the restoration of quota for the freedom fighters' children in government jobs, on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

  • Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sontan Sangsad organised a human chain to demand restoration of the quota for freedom fighters' children in government jobs outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

    Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sontan Sangsad organised a human chain to demand restoration of the quota for freedom fighters' children in government jobs outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

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Co-founders of Pizza Pilgrims, brothers Thom (L) and James Elliot, pose for a photograph in one of their restaurants amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, November 20, 2020. REUTERS

UK restaurants offer DIY meal kits to survive lockdown

From fast food to fine dining, some restaurants in Britain are relying on home kits to keep them afloat during lockdown,

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America marks COVID-altered Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, typically celebrated with big family dinners, became the latest major event in American life to be altered or diminished by the coronavirus in 2020

Despite battling cancer, Ekushey Award-winning thespian Aly Zaker takes to the stage and mesmerises the audience with his reprisal of the title character in the play 'Galileo' at the experimental theater hall of the Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka, Oct 14, 2018. Photo: Mostafizur Rahman

Aly Zaker dies

The actor and director passed away in United Hospital after four-year battle with cancer