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Fire at Serum Institute, Covishield production won’t be hit

A fire broke out today at the Serum Institute of India in Pune at a facility, which is under construction. It is unlikely to hit the production of Covishield, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the SII in partnership with the Oxford University and British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca. Massive efforts are on to put out the blaze, as per sources. The ...

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Vaccine gift a sign of Hasina-Modi strong ties: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday the arrival of 20 lakh doses of Oxford vaccine from India shows the sign of strong relations and goodwill between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. “It’s a historic day. They’ve (Hasina and Modi) achieved such a goodwill and strong relations! It shows the sign of that bonding,” ...

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Covid-19: 16 more die in Bangladesh, another 584 test positive in 24 hours

With the deaths of 16 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,966. During this timeline, 584 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,30,271. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, ...

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Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years ago, our planet was covered ...

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How to prevent food-borne illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are quite prevalent in today’s time. What is important is to maintain hygiene and being aware during the process of food procuring, handling, and storage. According to a survey done by the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention, it is estimated that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 ...

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Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration. President Biden signed 15 executive orders, firstly to boost the federal response to the ...

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Covid vaccination to start February 8: Health Minister

The much-sought Covid-19 vaccination in Bangladesh will start from February 8 across the country after a week’s trial run, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque. He came up with the information while receiving Indian gift of Covid-19 vaccine at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning. He said that the government will also be succeed in administering the covid vaccines as ...

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20 lakh doses Indian gift of Oxford Covid vaccine arrives

Two million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India arrived in Dhaka on Thursday morning as a “gift” from New Delhi. A special flight of India carrying the consignment landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:20am, Airport sources said. Later, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami handed over the vaccine ...

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DNCC faces obstruction during eviction drive in Mirpur

The officials of Dhaka North City Corporation faced obstruction when they went to evict illegal establishments on road at Mirpur Avenuw 3 area in the capital on Thursday morning. A team of DNCC and police went to demolish shops and other establishments that built in the area illegally at around 10:30am. When they were going to start the demolition, they ...

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China decentralises research on Covid-19 vaccines

Chinese vaccine companies including Sinopharm, Sinovac and Anhui Zhifei, etc are conducting joint vaccine R&D with partners in a dozen countries, including clinical trials and co-production. Chinese Deputy Ambassador in Dhaka Hualong Yan made the statement in a Facebook post on Wednesday. As a result of such cooperation, Chinese companies have offered vaccines to partner countries. Mutually beneficial cooperation of ...

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