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China reports highest Covid tally since start of pandemic

A person wearing a face mask, tests a thermometer on himself before buying from a vendor at a market in Hong Kong. A person wearing a face mask, tests a thermometer on himself before buying from a vendor at a market in Hong Kong. China reported more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily tally given since the ...

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India reports 1st case of coronavirus variant XE

India’s first case of coronavirus variant XE was reported in Mumbai on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said in a media release. One case of the Kappa variant has also been detected. The patients with the new variants of the virus don’t have any severe symptoms so far. The new mutant may be more transmissible than any strain of ...

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World Health Day on Thursday

The World Health Day will be observed on Thursday in the country as elsewhere in the globe with the theme of the day ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday issued separate messages on the occasion, BSS reports. The President, in his message, said the government is implementing massive development schemes to ...

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Covid: Nine new symptoms added to official list

The official list of Covid symptoms has been expanded to include another nine signs of a coronavirus infection. The UK Health Security Agency’s updated guidance now lists symptoms including a sore throat, muscle pains and diarrhoea. The move comes more than two years into the pandemic, and just days after free testing ended in England. However, the NHS cautions that ...

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MBBS admission test result published, pass rate 55.13pc

The results of MBBS first year admission test of 2021-22 academic year in government and private medical colleges were published on Tuesday with pass rate of 55.13 per cent. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek MP unveiled the results at the Old Health Department’s conference room in the capital’s Mohakhali. A total of 4,230 students were selected for admission ...

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Faridpur hospitals see spike in diarrhoea cases

The number of diarrhoea patients, mostly children, has been rising alarmingly in Faridpur hospitals for the last one month. Besides diarrhoea, hospitals are struggling to manage the huge flow of patients suffering from fever, cold, and pneumonia. During a visit on Sunday, the UNB correspondent found that more than 300 children are being given treatment at the indoor and outdoor ...

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Russia registers nasal version of Sputnik V

The Russian Health Ministry has registered the nasal version of its Covid-19 jab, Sputnik V, which is said to be the world’s first nasal vaccine against the virus, IANS reported. “Russian Health Ministry registers the nasal version of Sputnik V, the world’s first nasal vaccine against Covid-19,” Sputnik V wrote on Twitter. In January, the Russian news agency TASS reported ...

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Street juices pose health risk

With the scorching summer season setting in, makeshift shops selling fruits and juice beside roads in the capital and elsewhere are becoming popular among the people, especially those dripping sweat. People have juice and fruits at roadside shops comparatively at lower prices, which pose health risks, experts said. Vendors prepare the items under the open sky without following hygiene as ...

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WB loan to help Bangladesh sustain post-Covid growth

The World Bank has approved a $250 million financing to help Bangladesh strengthen its policies to sustain growth following the pandemic and enhance resilience to future shocks. The Bangladesh First Recovery and Resilience Development Policy Credit — the first in a series of two credits — supports fiscal and financial sector policies to enhance macroeconomic stability and sustain growth. It ...

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All public hospitals to be brought under central supervision: Meleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said all public hospitals across the country will be brought under central supervision aiming to provide better healthcare services to the people. “As part of central supervision activities, efforts are underway to digitize public hospitals….central monitoring over public hospitals will ensure better treatment facilities at a lower cost,” he told a function of “Shashthomantri Jatiya ...

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