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Bangladesh sees 16 deaths, 369 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 16 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,127. According to the Health authorities, 369 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

Covid vaccine for babies by Oct: Serum Institute

The Covid vaccine for babies is likely to be ready by October this year and the first dose can be given in the same month of their birth, said P C Nambiar, director, Group EXIM at Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, which manufactures the Covishield vaccine.  While addressing a

India sees 13k Covid cases, 127 deaths, 13,965 recoveries in 24-hr 

India added 13,052 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to more than 1.07 crore in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry The country also reported 127 deaths in the last 24 hours.  With 13,965 recoveries, the total

Bangladesh sees 17 deaths, 363 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 17 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,111. According to the Health authorities, 363 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

Coronavirus: WHO criticises EU over vaccine export controls

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised the EU's announcement of export controls on vaccines produced within the bloc, saying such measures risked prolonging the pandemic. The EU introduced the measure amid a row with vaccine manufacturers over delivery shortfalls.

EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI

The EU has reversed its decision to temporarily override part of the Brexit deal amid an ongoing row over Covid vaccine supplies in the bloc. The move could have seen checks at the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland to prevent shipments entering the UK. The Brussels' U-turn

India continues its streak of low single-day cases

With 11,666 new Covid-19 cases getting reported in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India has continued its streak of low single-day cases, even as the overall tally mounted to 1,07,01,193, health officials said. In January this year, the daily deaths have been reported below the

Bangladesh sees 7 deaths, 454 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 7 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,094. According to the Health authorities, 454 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

Coxid-19: India extends ban on int'l flights till Feb 28

The Indian government has extended the ban on international commercial flights till February 28, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular on Thursday.  The ban on scheduled overseas flights was to end on January 31 after a ten-month gap. Dedicated

Covid-19: Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials

A new coronavirus vaccine has been shown to be 89.3% effective in large-scale UK trials. The Novavax jab is the first to show it is effective against the new variant of the virus discovered in the UK, the BBC's medical editor Fergus Walsh said. The PM welcomed the "good

Bangladesh sees 15 deaths, 509 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 15 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,087. According to the Health authorities, 509 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

India reports 11,666 new Covid cases, 123 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 11,666 new Covid-19 cases, 14,301 recoveries and 123 deaths in last 24 hours, as per health ministry's updated data on Thursday.  A total of 19,43,38,773 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to 27th January, says ICMR. Stay with TOI for all the updates on

Covid-19 vaccination begins at 5 hospitals in Dhaka

The Covid-19 vaccination campaign began at five hospitals in the capital on Thursday morning. DGHS sources said around 400-500 front liners will be given the vaccine at Kurmitola General Hospital, Mugda General Hospital, Kuwait-Bangladesh Maitree Govt Hospital, Dhaka Medical College

EU and AstraZeneca seek to resolve Covid vaccine supply crisis

The EU and the UK-based Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca have vowed to work together to resolve a bitter row over supply shortages to the 27-member bloc. This comes after crisis talks which both sides described as "constructive". AstraZeneca earlier said it could deliver

Nurse Runu receives first vaccine shot in Bangladesh

Senior staff nurse of Kurmitola Genral Hospital Runu Veronika Costa has received first coronavirus or Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the vaccination programme virtually at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka from her official residence

Bangladesh sees 17 deaths, 528 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 17 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,072. According to the Health authorities, 528 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

12,689 fresh Covid-19 cases take India's infection tally to 1,06,89,527

India's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,06,89,527 with 12,689 new cases in a day, while 1,03,59,305 people have recuperated from the infection so far pushing the national recovery rate to 96.91 per cent on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry's data. With 137 more

Bangladesh sees 14 deaths, 515 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 14 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,055. According to the Health authorities, 515 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

India records 9,102 fresh Covid-19 cases, lowest in 8 months

India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. During the same period, 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight months, taking

EU to tighten vaccine exports amid row with AstraZeneca

The EU has warned it will tighten rules on exports of Covid vaccines, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut in planned supplies to the 27-member bloc. Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said the EU "will take any action required to protect its citizens". Last week,