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Brazil approves Pfizer vaccine for children as young as six months

Brazilian national health regulator Anvisa has approved the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech for children aged between six months and four years, the government body said in a statement Friday night. The move broadens the availability of the vaccine, which is sold under the brand name Comirnaty for adults and is already available in Brazil for older age ...

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Bangladesh reports 141 Covid positive cases

Bangladesh on Saturday reported zero Covid-19 death while it recorded 141 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 9.66 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 1,460 samples were tested during the last 24 hours,” a daily statement of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka ...

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1st imported monkeypox case reported in China

The Chinese city of Chongqing reported one case of the monkeypox virus infection on Friday in an individual who arrived from abroad, marking mainland China’s first known monkeypox infection amid the recent global outbreak of the virus. The transmission risk is low as the individual was put in quarantine upon arrival in Chongqing, the municipal health commission said in a ...

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Bangladesh reports two Covid deaths, 363 positive cases

Bangladesh on Friday reported two Covid-19 deaths while it recorded 363 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 10.87 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 3,340 samples were tested during the last 24 hours,” a daily statement of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka ...

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Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 438 cases in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 438 new cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,337 and caseload to 2,016,583, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 8.91 from Wednesday’s 8.41 percent as 4, 920 samples were tested. The ...

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WHO chief: COVID pandemic may end in near future

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at ...

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Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 402 cases in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 402 new cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,336 and caseload to 2,016,145, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate decreased to 8.41 percent from Monday’s 10.55 percent as 4,781 samples were tested. The ...

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Second US monkeypox death as virus linked to brain inflammation

A second US death was linked to monkeypox on Tuesday as health authorities published a study describing how two previously healthy young men experienced inflammation of the brain and spinal cord as a result of the virus. There have been nearly 22,000 US cases in the current global outbreak, which began in May, but new infections have been falling since ...

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Covid positivity rate rises to 10.55%, another dies

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 435 cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,335 and caseload to 2,015,743, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 10.55 percent from Monday’s 9.83 percent as 4,122 samples were tested. The latest ...

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Bangladesh logs 421 more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported 421 more Covid infections in 24 hours till Monday morning. As no new deaths were reported, country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,334 and with the new case the caseload rose to 2,015, 308, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 9.83 percent from Sunday’s 8.87 percent as ...

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