2 Indian delegates at G-7 test positive for COVID-19: source

2 Indian delegates at G-7 test positive for COVID-19: source

Two members of India’s delegation to the Group of Seven foreign ministerial meeting in London have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a source close to Japan-Britain relations said Wednesday. The development forced Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to pull out of attending the last-day session of the three-day meeting in the British capital. […]

Eight lions in Indian zoo test positive for COVID-19

An Asiatic lion rests in Gir forest, about 355 km (221 miles) from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 14, 2007. Reuters

Zoo authorities in the southern state of Hyderabad shared samples with a government research laboratory on March 24 after the lions showed signs of respiratory distress. The test results come amid a huge surge in coronavirus infections among humans in India. “Based on experience with zoo animals elsewhere in the world that have experienced SARS-COV2 […]

8 Asiatic lions in India’s Nehru Zoological Park test positive for Covid-19

Eight Asiatic lions at Nehru Zoological Park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad have tested positive for SARS-CoV2 virus that is responsible for Covid-19 infections, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said today. “Based on experience with zoo animals elsewhere in the world that have tested SARS-COV2 positive last year, there is […]

Dairy farmers hit hard by Covid-19 lockdown in Faridpur

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Faridpur dairy farmers are struggling to survive as the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has thrown their businesses into disarray Dhaka Tribune Experts recommended immediate cash incentives for farmers and urged processing companies to turn their dairy produce into powdered milk to keep the sector afloat The ongoing countrywide lockdown has made things […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

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Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]

COVID-19 caused those in ag to adjust, adapt and pivot | The Globe

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Some of our local memories will include two local packing plants closing and some agriculture producers getting caught at the wrong time in the wrong place. Last summer, hog and cattle producers watched livestock prices tumble while the meat price in the store soared. Someone in the middle of that exchange became extremely wealthy, but […]

Covid-19 in Bangladesh: PM allocates Tk 10.50cr for affected poor

Covid-19 in Bangladesh: PM allocates Tk 10.50cr for affected poor

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday allocated Tk 10.50 crore in favour of deputy commissioners of the country to provide assistance to the poor, distressed and insolvent people who have been affected due to the ongoing lockdown that the government enforced for containing the spread of Coronavirus. “The assistance has been provided from the PM’s […]

Strategies to address Covid-19 induced labour market challenges

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Covid-19 deeply affected the labour market in Bangladesh. It intensified some of the existing challenges and brought about a new set of problems. A large number of people either lost employment or income and many are also experiencing intense job insecurity and uncertainty. The labour market was facing several challenges even before Covid-19. Though the […]