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Bangladesh receives 2,45,000 AstraZeneca jabs from Tokyo

The first shipment of 2, 45,200 AstraZeneca vaccines, under COVAX facility, arrived in Dhaka from Japan on Saturday afternoon

Bangladesh receives 2,45,000 AstraZeneca jabs from Tokyo

Drowning top cause of child deaths in many countries including Bangladesh: WHO

Drowning is now a leading cause of death for children aged under five in many countries, the WHO said Friday

Drowning top cause of child deaths in many countries including Bangladesh: WHO

China denies WHO call for Wuhan lab probe to determine Covid-19 origin

China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could have escaped from a ...

China denies WHO call for Wuhan lab probe to determine Covid-19 origin

Sport under way at Tokyo Olympics as Brisbane gets 2032 Games

As the action began in Japan two days before Friday’s opening ceremony, Brisbane won a vote of International Olympic Committee members to host the 2032 Summer Games, triggering celebrations and ...

Sport under way at Tokyo Olympics as Brisbane gets 2032 Games

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Delta variant to dominate within months: WHO

Of the three other coronavirus variants of concern, Alpha was first detected in Britain, Beta was first detected in South Africa and Gamma was first detected in Brazil

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Global Covid cases top 191 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has surpassed the grim milestone of 191 million as the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading like wildfire in several countries even with mass inoculations underway

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a man to conduct free nucleic acid tests for residents in the residential compound, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were found in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China on 19 July.

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Around 23m children deprived of routine vaccination

Nearly 23 million children missed out on routine vaccinations last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the highest number in more than a decade, fuelling outbreaks of measles, polio and other ...

Around 23m children deprived of routine vaccination

Delta variant spreading worldwide at scorching pace: WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday warned of the “devastating outbreaks” caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19, saying that the new ...

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Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades: UN

Although the full impact of the pandemic cannot yet be determined, the UN report estimated around 118 million more people faced hunger in 2020 than in 2019, an increase of 18 per cent

Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades: UN

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Benefits of mRNA vaccines outweigh rare heart risks: WHO

Available data suggested myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination was ‘generally mild’ and responded to treatment such as rest or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Benefits of mRNA vaccines outweigh rare heart risks: WHO
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