JUST student among 3 killed as truck rams rickshaw van
A student of the Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) and two other people were killed on the Jashore-Chougachha Road after a truck crashed into a rickshaw van on Sunday, police said. Two people were also hurt in the crash. The deceased were identified as Narail's Farzana Nasrin Sumi (21), a third-year student of petroleum and mining engineering at JUST, and Zohra Khatun (45) of Sadar upazila. The identity of another person killed in the crash, the van driver, could not immediately be confirmed. Injured Amzad Ali, husband of Zohra, and Motasin Billah, 21, a student of physical education and sports science at JUST, are undergoing treatment at Jashore General Hospital. Amzad said the accident occurred in the afternoon as they were returning home from Jashore General Hospital in the van along with others. When they reached Amin Brick Kiln around 4:15pm, a Jashore-bound speeding truck of the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) hit their vehicle, killing three people on the spot, he added. Tajul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kotwali Model Police Station, said they seized the truck but its driver and helper managed to flee. Read more: MBSTU student killed in Tangail motorcycle crash
JUST student suspended for hurting religious sentiment
The authorities of Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) on Saturday suspended a student as he allegedly posted negative remarks about idols of Hindu religion.
JUST administrative building to be put under lockdown on Aug 27
The administrative building of Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) will be put under lockdown from August 27 as some employees of the university were diagnosed with Covid-19.
Covid-19: Jashore-4 MP Ranajit Kumar Roy infected
Ranajit Kumar Roy, the member of Parliament of Jashore-4 constituency, was diagnosed with coronavirus on Monday night. Confirming the information around 12:30am, Jashore Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Abu Shahin said the sample was collected on Monday morning and tested at Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST). Rajib Roy, son of Ranajit Kumar, told UNB that his father was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Jashore at around 1:30am. MP Ranajit Kumar, also the president of Bagharpara Upazila unit of Awami League, was living at his residence in Rail Road area in Jashore town. He had been suffering from fever for the last few days, and health workers collected samples of eight people of the MP’s family on Monday, said the Civil Surgeon. Earlier on June 2, AL leader Mohammad Nasim tested positive for coronavirus. Health authorities have so far confirmed 68,504 coronavirus cases and 930 deaths.
JUST confirms 12 new coronavirus cases
Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) on Saturday confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases from Jashore, Narail and Jhenaidah districts. “We’ve found 12 people infected with the virus after testing 95 samples from Jashore, Jhenaidah, Narail, Magura and Chuadanga as of Friday,” said Dr Iqbal Kabir Jahid, director of Genome Centre and Chairman of Microbiology department of the university. Of the new patients, nine are from Jashore, two from Jhenaidah and one is from Narail, he added. Dr Iqbal also said they have already sent the test reports to the respective civil surgeons, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and other authorities concerned through email. Meanwhile, Jashore Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Abu Shahin said they have been trying to identify the people who tested positive for the virus. In the daily online bulletin on Saturday, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana said coronavirus has spread to 60 districts in the country except Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Jhenidah and Satkhira.
Coronavirus: JUST confirms 12 new cases
The Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) on Thursday confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases. Dr Iqbal Kabir Jahid, director of Genome Centre and Chairman of Microbiology Department, confirmed the development. “Among the new patients, six are from Chuadanga, two from Kushtia, one from Meherpur, two from Jashore and one from Magura,” he said. Jahid said they tested 204 samples from seven districts at their lab in the last 24 hours till Thursday noon. Samples, mostly from the districts under Khulna division, have been tested at the JUST lab for the last six days. Although all the districts of Khulna division confirmed Covid-19 cases, Jhenaidah did not report any case. Bangladesh has so far confirmed 3,722 coronavirus cases and 120 deaths.
JUST conducting coronavirus tests
The Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) is testing coronavirus samples collected from seven districts in Bangladesh’s south eastern region. “We’re conducting tests at Genome Centre at the university since Saturday,” said the centre’s assistant director Prof Dr Md Iqbal Kabir Jahid. Samples collected and sent by civil surgeons from Jashore, Narail, Jhenidah, Magura, Kushtia, Chuadanga and Meherpur are being tested here, he said. Prof Iqbal said they tested 104 samples since Saturday at the centre and none of them was positive. The test results of 99 samples received from seven districts on Monday will be available on Tuesday, he added. Directorate General of Health Services provided 400 testing kits through Jashore civil surgeon’s office, said Prof Iqbal. “We’ll be in crisis soon as we only have 197 kits at hand right now,” he said. Jashore Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Abu Shahin said he has not been informed about shortage of testing kits, but will send the requisition on the demand for kits to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Bangladesh has so far confirmed 2,948 coronavirus cases and 101 deaths. Citing the situation of Bangladesh, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana on Monday said, "We’re in a great crisis.”