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WHO: Nearly 3mln COVID cases recorded worldwide this past week

Nearly 3 mln COVID-19 cases and more than 55,000 deaths were registered this past week worldwide by experts of the World Health Organization (WHO). The incidence rate rose by 10% compared with the previous seven days, and the mortality rate increased by 3%, the WHO headquarters in Geneva reported on Wednesday, reports AFP. The overall number of new COVID-19 cases ...

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Bangladeshi students studying abroad asked to get registered for vaccination

Bangladeshi students, who will go abroad for study purposes, have been asked to get registered for vaccination. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will receive application for COVID-19 vaccination till July 27 beginning from Tuesday (July 13). Some of the students, studying abroad, are currently in the country while some students will go abroad for study purposes. They are eligible for ...

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Australian scientists develop painless blood sugar test for diabetics

Australian scientists say they developed the “holy grail” of blood glucose testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels through saliva. For diabetics, checking their blood sugar level usually means pricking their fingers with a lancet several times a day and then putting a drop of blood on a test strip. Understandably, some diabetics avoid the painful process ...

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Covid vaccine: Thailand decides to mix jabs

Thailand has changed its vaccine policy to mix China’s Sinovac with the AstraZeneca vaccine in a bid to boost protection. The decision comes after hundreds of medical workers caught Covid despite being fully vaccinated with Sinovac. Instead of two Sinovac shots, people will now receive the AstraZeneca vaccine after their first Sinovac shot. Health workers already fully vaccinated with Sinovac ...

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Thailand to mix Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines to increase protection

Thailand’s immunisation strategy against the coronavirus will see a shot of AstraZeneca’s viral vector vaccine administered after one dose of Sinovac’s vaccine, its health minister said on Monday. The plan, if implemented, would be the first publicly announced mix and match of a Chinese vaccine and a Western-developed shot, reports Reuters. The move aims to increase protection against highly transmissible ...

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Sinophram vaccines shots Monday, Moderna jabs Tuesday, says DGHS

China’s Sinopharm vaccines will be administered from tomorrow (Monday) across the country, while Moderna vaccines will be inhected at 12 city corporations from the day after tomorrow (Tuesday). It was stated in a regular bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today (Sunday). The DGHS said expatriates are being administered Pfizer vaccines at seven centres in Dhaka. The ...

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EU finds potential link between heart inflammation and mRNA COVID shots

Europe’s drug regulator has found a possible link between very rare heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna , it said on Friday, stressing that the benefits of the shots outweighed any risks, reports Reuters. The conditions, myocarditis and pericarditis, must be listed as side-effects of the two mRNA vaccines, the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency ...

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48 more dengue cases reported in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 48 more dengue cases in 24 hours until Saturday morning. The recent spike in dengue cases has added to the worries as the country continues to grapple with the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Some 179 patients diagnosed with dengue are currently receiving treatment at different government and private hospitals across the country as of Saturday ...

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60 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine to arrive soon : Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said more 60 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive from COVAX by the end of this month or the first week of next month. He disclosed it after visiting a field hospital at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) convention centre on Saturday (July 10). The Healh Minister said Bangladesh received ...

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Curfew should be imposed to restrict public movement: DGHS

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) discussing about recommending the government impose curfew to restrict public movement in the country in a bid to check the virus transmission as the ongoing countrywide ‘strict lockdown’ is going on lightly. “We have discussed inside us about imposing curfew to strict public movement in a bid to check the coronavirus transmission. We ...

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