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Bangladesh ranks first in South Asia in tackling Covid-19 pandemic: Health Minister

Bangladesh is the first among the South Asian countries to have successfully tackled the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Sunday, a day after more than one crore people got their first shots under a special nationwide drive. Maleque said this while speaking as special guest at the orientation programme of 42nd BCS Cadre at Bangabandhu International Conference ...

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Day-long vaccination to one crore people begins

Mass vaccination campaign aiming to vaccinate one crore people with the first dose of COVID-19 began on Saturday morning. The day-long programme started at 8am. People from all walks of life are eagerly waiting from the early hours to receive the first dose. Long queues are seen at the centres. But the vaccination at some centres in the capital started ...

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EU watchdog approves Moderna Covid jab for children six to 11

The European Union’s drug watchdog Thursday approved Moderna’s anti-Covid shot for children aged six to 11, the second vaccine to be approved for younger children in the 27-member bloc. “The EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Spikevax to include use in children aged 6 to 11,” the Amsterdam-based European Medicines ...

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Bangladesh sets target to vaccinate one crore people on Feb 26

Bangladesh has set a target to vaccinate one crore people with COVID-19 jabs on February 26 as the country has taken all necessary preparation to conduct a nationwide mass vaccination campaign up to grassroots. “We will conduct the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination on February 26… a total of one crore people will receive the first dose of coronavirus vaccine,” Dr Shamsul ...

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Extra blood test could help spot heart-attack death risk

An extra blood test on suspected heart-attack patients could determine if they are at high risk of dying in the next three years, researchers say. The test, for the C-reactive protein (CRP), helps detect inflammation and is already used in hospitals to diagnose other conditions. It could help doctors decide which patients might need more aggressive treatment and closer monitoring. ...

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Antibodies developed by five times after booster dose: BSMMU study

As many as 98 per cent of people have developed antibodies in their bodies after receiving the second Covid vaccine dose, while antibodies have developed by five times in human bodies after receiving the booster dose. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) vice-chancellor and head of the study team Professor Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed presented the study result at a ...

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Progress on breastfeeding in Bangladesh undermined by aggressive formula milk marketing: WHO, UNICEF

Progress on breastfeeding in Bangladesh undermined by aggressive formula milk marketing: WHO, UNICEF More than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk companies, much of which is in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices. The report, How marketing of formula milk influences ...

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PCR test relaxed for UAE-bound passengers

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has said the UAE-bound passengers will no need to COVID PCR test in Dhaka six hours before departure. A press release of CAAB confirmed the development on Tuesday. The directive came into effect from 10am today. Earlier, UAE ordered the passengers for two PCR tests–one 48 hours before the flight and another one six ...

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Post Covid-19 complications: Skin issues, joint pain becoming increasingly common, say experts

The list of post-Covid complications seems to be only increasing with doctors now saying that there has also been an increase in skin conditions like herpes, and joint pains in patients. What is causing joint issues? There is about four-five per cent increase in arthritis cases post Covid-19 infection, said Dr Narendra Vaidya, joint replacement surgeon and managing director, Lokmanya ...

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No more Covid restrictions from Tuesday

The ongoing restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the country will not be extended further after Monday (February 21), Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam has said. He disclosed it to journalists during a briefing after a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Sunday (February 20). “There will be no restrictions from February 22 (Tuesday). The ongoing ...

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