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Bangladesh closes border with India amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Dhaka, April 25: Bangladesh on Sunday closed its border with India for two weeks in view of the sharp increase in the coronavirus cases in the neighbouring country."We are closing it (border) for the passengers for the time being ," Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters. "Bangladesh took the decision in view of rapid increase of coronavirus infection in India, he added.He said that the land routes for people's movement to and from the neighbouring country would be closed for two weeks but the goods-laden vehicles would be allowed...
North East

College, varsities, non-essential shops of Shillong to be shut amid surge in COVID cases

Shillong, April 21: The Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced shutting down of colleges and universities in state capital Shillong till May 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Shops dealing in non-essential items in Shillong will also be closed from April 26 to May 2, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said."Colleges and universities in the state capital have been asked to shut down till May 3 except for those that are hosting state board examinations," Tynsong told reporters after a review meeting on the COVID-19 situation chaired by Chief Minister...
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