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33 new Covid cases reported in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 33 Covid cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning which took the total caseload to 1,953,012. With no new Covid death reported during the period for the 25th consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate increased to 0.85 per cent from Saturday’s 0.55 per cent as 3,884 samples ...

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N Korea reports 15 more ‘fever’ deaths amid Covid outbreak

North Korea on Sunday reported 15 additional deaths from “fever”, days after officially confirming its first-ever Covid-19 cases and ordering nationwide lockdowns. The outbreak, which leader Kim Jong Un has said is causing “great upheaval”, leaves a country with one of the world’s worst healthcare systems on the edge of potential disaster. North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 22 new cases reported in 24 hrs

Bangladesh reported 22 Covid cases in 24 hours until Saturday morning which took the total caseload to 1,952,979. With no new Covid death reported during the period for the 24th consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate slightly increased to 0.55 per cent from Friday’s 0.45 per cent as 3,965 ...

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North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population. The new deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 524,440 illnesses amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. North Korea said 243,630 ...

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Bangladesh reports 18 Covid cases

Bangladesh reported 18 Covid cases in 24 hours until Friday morning which took the total caseload to 1,952,957. With no new Covid death reported during the period for the 23rd consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.45 per cent from Thursday’s 0.51 per cent as 4,053 ...

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KOICA celebrates International Nurses Day and Strengthens Nurses Voice in NIANER

To mark the International Nurses Day, an event under the theme “Nurses: A voice to Lead- Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health” was held on Thursday at the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER), Mugda. The celebration was graced by Ms. Hyun Suh Kang, Deputy Country Director, KOICA Bangladesh Office, Md. Enamul Haque, ...

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North Korea reports 1st COVID cases, orders lockdown

North Korea confirmed its first-ever Covid cases on Thursday and declared a “serious emergency”, with leader Kim Jong Un ordering lockdowns across the country. The nuclear-armed country had never admitted to a case of Covid-19 and the government had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since the start of the pandemic in 2020, reports AFP. But samples taken ...

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Graft cases: Court frames charges against DGHS driver Malek

Charges have been framed against Abdul Malek, a driver of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), and his wife Nargis Begum in two separate graft cases. Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman of the Special Judge Court-6 of Dhaka framed charges on Wednesday. However, Malek pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after the judge read out the charges. The court fixed ...

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Hepatitis detected in nearly 300 children worldwide

Nearly 300 probable cases of children with severe hepatitis have been detected in 20 countries worldwide, with some in South East Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Health officials around the world are investigating a mysterious increase in cases of the liver condition which was first spotted in the UK. A common virus called adenovirus, which has rebounded ...

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Youth can play role in integrity in WASH for good water and environment

Youth can play a good role in ensuring equitable and sustained access to water and a clean environment, through applying integrity in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). The views came by speakers at a youth’s orientation programme on integrity in WASH held at DORP head quarters in the capital on Sunday. Binayak Das, Programme coordinator of Water Integrity Network (WIN) ...

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