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Bangladesh to get Covid-19 vaccine from India on priority basis

Bangladesh will get Covid-19 vaccine from India on priority basis, if India is successful in this regard. The decision came from the 6th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting on Tuesday. In the meeting, Bangladesh laid emphasis on early resolution of the Teesta water-sharing issue apart from resolving water sharing of other common rivers. Bangladesh conveyed deep concern over deaths ...

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Well-known faces and community voices get behind government drive urging South Asian communities to download the new NHS COVID-19 App.

  People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. To show their support, well-known faces, including actor Ameet Chana, dance sensation Madhu Singh, magician and content creator Arshdeep Soni,  have come together in a new film ...

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World-class cardiac treatment available in country

Treatment facilities for heart disease have been increased on a large scale in the country in the last few years as world-class cardiac treatment is now available in Bangladesh. “There is specialised public hospital for heart diseases in the country and we have a plan to go for more specialisation after the Covid-19 pandemic situation,” secretary of the Health Services ...

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China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

A Chinese health official said Friday that the country’s annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this year, Zheng Zhongwei from the National Health Commission said. “Next year, our annual capacity ...

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Novavax enters late-stage clinical trials

US biotech firm Novavax said Thursday it was initiating its final Phase 3 clinical trial for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The trial will be carried out in the United Kingdom and aims to enroll 10,000 volunteers, aged 18-84, with and without underlying conditions, over the next four to six weeks, AFP reported. ‘With a high level of SARS-CoV-2 transmission observed ...

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Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States. Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration to sell CoronaVac in the United States if it passes its third and final round of testing in humans. ...

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Is one-shot Covid vaccine enough? Johnson and Johnson begins final trial

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday kicked off a final 60,000-person trial of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that potentially would simplify distribution of millions of doses compared with leading rivals using two doses. The company expects results of the Phase III trial by year end or early next year, Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, said in a joint press ...

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Countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of Covid 19 infodemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression. WHO, the UN, UNICEF, UNAIDS, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the ...

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Want to get effective Covid-19 vaccine at right time: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said the government is working to procure the most effective Covid-19 vaccine at right time for the people. “Many countries are working on coronavirus vaccine. Nine companies are in the final stage of trial. The government is in constant touch with at least five of them,” he said. Maleque said once any country introduces ...

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Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign begins October 4

The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will start across the country from October 4 and to be continued till October 17. The campaign aims to feed vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six and 59 months. Line Director Dr SM Mustafizur Rahman of the Institute of Public Health Nutrition informed the matter to media. Under the campaign ...

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