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Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 155 cases

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 155 cases in the 24 hours till Saturday morning. With the new number, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,327 and caseload to 2,012,531, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 6.51 per cent from Friday’s 5.68 per cent as 2382 samples were ...

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Bangladesh reports 214 Covid cases

Bangladesh on Friday reported one Covid-19 death while it recorded 214 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 5.68 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 3,768 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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Three dead of mystery pneumonia in Argentina, six others ill

A third person has died this week in Argentina from a type of pneumonia of unknown origin, with the fatalities thus far limited to a single clinic, health authorities said Thursday. Nine people in northwestern Tucuman province have come down with a mysterious respiratory illness, including eight medical staff at the private clinic, Tucuman health minister Luis Medina Ruiz told ...

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Bangladesh reports two Covid deaths

Bangladesh on Thursday reported two Covid-19 deaths while it recorded 216 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 5.46 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 3,955 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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EU watchdog set to approve first Omicron jabs

The EU’s drug regulator is on Thursday expected to authorise the first Covid-19 vaccines for the Omicron variant, although they do not target the latest strains. The adapted vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna will be discussed during an extraordinary meeting of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). European nations have been keen to rush through the new generation of jabs ...

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Cervical cancer: First vaccine to be launched in India Sept 1

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in partnership with the Serum Institute of India is set to launch India’s first indigenously developed Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer on Thursday, the Centre said in a statement on Wednesday. The vaccine will be launched by the union minister of state (independent charge) science and technology, Jitendra Singh in Delhi, the ...

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Dr Sabrina Flora recovering from illness

The health condition of Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), is gradually improving. She is now undergoing treatment at National University Hospital in Singapore. It was stated by former chief scientific officer of the IEDCR Dr ASM Alamgir on Tuesday. However, he said Sabrina Flora is still on life support. However, ...

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Bangladesh reports 243 Covid cases

Bangladesh on Monday reported zero Covid-19 death while it recorded 243 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 4.74 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 5,125 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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Time for Covid reality check after 1 mn deaths this year: WHO

The World Health Organization’s Covid chief said Friday it was time for a reality check on the virus after the millionth death from the disease this year. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead Covid-19, said the toll was “heartbreaking” because the tests, treatments, vaccines and public health measures to control the disease were all available. “Given we’re in the ...

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Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech alleging patent infringement over Covid vaccine

Moderna said Friday that it is suing Pfizer and BioNTech, alleging that the two companies copied Moderna’s technology to make its Covid vaccine Comirnaty. “We believe that Pfizer and BioNTech unlawfully copied Moderna’s inventions, and they have continued to use them without permission,” Moderna Chief Legal Officer Shannon Thyme Klinger said in a statement. The patent infringement lawsuits were filed ...

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