Sunday, 28 Feb, 2021

Health

Bangladesh reports 20 deaths, 991 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 20 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,670.  According to the Health authorities, 991 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

India records over 16,000 new Covid-19 cases, 201 deaths

India recorded 16,375 new Covid cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to over 1.03 crore.  Active cases further dropped to 2.31 lakh, while recoveries continued to rise and stand at over 99.75 lakh. A total of 201 deaths were reported on

Bangladesh approves Oxford -Astrazeneca Vaccine for emergency use

The government has approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use to be imported from Serum Institute of India. In this regard, Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) granted no objection certificate to BEXIMCO Pharmaceuticals Ltd, local

Bangladesh sees 24 more deaths, 910 new corona cases

Bangladesh today confirmed 24 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,650.  According to the Health authorities, 910 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

Mexican doctor hospitalised after receiving Pfizer Covid vaccine

Mexican authorities said they are studying the case of a 32-year-old female doctor who was hospitalized after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The doctor, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a public hospital in the northern state

16,504 fresh COVID-19 cases in India

India added 16,504 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, placing its overall number at 1.03 crore cases, the Health Ministry's data showed.  The number of fresh infections is 9 per cent lower than on Sunday. In this period, India reported 214 deaths linked to the virus,

UK first country to start Oxford vaccine rollout 

First doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus jab are to be given as the UK accelerates its vaccine programme to tackle a surge in cases. More than half a million doses of the vaccine are ready for use on Monday. The health secretary described it as a "pivotal moment"

India won't allow export of Covid-19 vaccine for several months

India will not allow the export of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for several months, the head of Serum Institute of India, which has been contracted to make 1 billion doses of the vaccine for developing nations, said Sunday. With rich nations reserving most of

Fake Yaba causing more harm to younger generation

Yaba, a methamphetamine-based drug, has slowly become the dominant path for drug abuse over the last two decades. But recent trends show that the drug is becoming more damaging as the manufacturers are making the drug with some harmful elements. The issue has recently come to light

Bangladesh reports 27 deaths, 835 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 27 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,626.  According to the Health authorities, 835 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

18,177 fresh COVID-19 cases in India

India added 18,177 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, placing its overall number at 1.03 crore cases, the Health Ministry's data showed.  The number of fresh infections is 4.7 per cent lower than on Saturday. In this period, India reported 217 deaths linked to the

India approves two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use

India's drugs regulator on Sunday (Jan 3) has given final approval for the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by local company Bharat Biotech. The overall efficacy of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine was 70.42

Saudi Arabia reopens borders today with some virus restrictions

Saudi Arabia said that entry to the kingdom by sea land and air will be resumed starting Sunday after a ban that lasted two weeks amid fears of a new coronavirus variant, the state news agency Spa reported on Sunday. A ministry of interior official said that some restrictions including

Bangladesh reports 23 deaths, 684 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 23 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,599.  According to the Health authorities, 684 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

Expert panel clears Oxford Covid vaccine for India

India added 19,079 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, placing its overall number at 1.03 crore cases, the Health Ministry's data showed. The number of fresh infections is 5 per cent lower than on Friday. In this period, India reported 224 deaths linked to the virus,

India approves AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine 

India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The approval paves the way for its rollout in the world’s second worst affected country.

China confirms first case of UK Covid-19 variant

China has confirmed its first case of a new coronavirus variant that was recently detected in Britain, health officials said. The new strain, which experts say potentially spreads faster than the original variant, has prompted travel restrictions on the UK by more than 50 countries -

Bangladesh reports 17 deaths, 990 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 17 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,576.  According to the Health authorities, 990 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

WHO grants ‘emergency validation’ to Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) granted ‘emergency validation’ to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, 31 December, opening doors for countries to “expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine.” In a

India to test vaccine delivery system with nationwide dry run on Jan 2

India will test its Covid-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday as the South Asian nation prepares to roll-out an inoculation program to stem the world’s second-worst outbreak.  The federal health ministry has reviewed preparedness and asked state