U.N. agencies, rights groups urge government to allow stranded refugees stranded at sea to land.
Arrests show that militant groups are using coronavirus lockdown to brainwash people online, analysts say.
Judge sets next court action for May 19; police cite three Digital Security Act cases against him.
Foreign minister says move will prevent potential spread of the virus in refugee camps.
The oil tanker J. Nat was to arrive at a ship-breaking yard on May 7.
But refugee commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder says aid distribution “has been going on as usual.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, meanwhile, says schools will remain closed until September.
To date more Bangladeshis have succumbed to COVID-19 in the United States and a dozen other countries than in Bangladesh, according to estimates.
Officials say two trawlers stranded in the Bay of Bengal with hundreds of refugees are not welcome.
Amnesty International calls on Bengali government to rescue the refugees and for other countries to assist.
Labor ministry, meanwhile, threatens to sue factory owners for not paying wages owed to workers during lockdown.
“We are in a great crisis,” a senior health ministry official says.
Dozens died during the failed 58-day journey to enter Malaysia.
Afghan intelligence officials linked Mohammad Tanvir to deadly attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul last month, Indian TV report said.
Pandemic cripples colorful festivities as countries in South and Southeast Asia grapple with infections, deaths.
The average monthly income fell to $42 per month for nation’s poor, a survey by BRAC found.
Police intensify patrols around refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to block entry without permission.
Health minister says the nation of 165 million people has only about 1,475 ventilators.
“I hope our economy will rebound,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says.
U.S.-based news portal has been inaccessible for two days amid concerns over a crackdown on criticism of nation's handling of COVID-19.
“The dead can no longer be given a bath or a change of clothes,” says a Philippine Muslim elder.
BenarNews websites are now not accessible in Bangladesh.
Critics slam government for “alarmingly low” number of tests for suspected coronavirus cases.
Shafiqul Islam Kajol, who was last seen on March 10, was charged twice under the Digital Security Act.
Experts base worst-case scenario on population density and a weak health system that could be quickly overwhelmed.
Refugees know little about coronavirus pandemic because they lack information, camp leader says.
Money would be used to pay workers affected by the pandemic, the prime minister says.
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was temporarily released from prison by her rival, Sheikh Hasina, on humanitarian grounds.
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will be barred from seeking medical care abroad.
“Virus could prove catastrophic,” in refugee camps, report by Save the Children says.