Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2021

Health

At just 50.38% efficacy, China’s covid-19 vaccine far less effective than initially reported

In a major setback to be the dominant vaccine supplier to developing countries, Brazilian researchers announced that China’s Sinovac vaccine was far less effective than originally touted. According to data made available by Brazil’s Butantan Institute, a São

Bangladesh reports 20 deaths, 702 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 20 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,942.  According to the Health authorities, 702 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

With over 10k new Covid cases, India sees lowest case spike since June

India reported 10,064 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single day spike since second week of June.  Out of the total cases, active cases further dropped to 2 lakh while recoveries went up to over 1.02 crore. With 137 deaths reported on Monday, the lowest since

Bangladesh reports 16 deaths, 697 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 16 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,922.  According to the Health authorities, 697 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

50 lakh doses of Covid vaccines to arrive by Jan 26

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said around 50 lakh (five million) doses of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Bangladesh within January 25-26. Besides, the Indian government will give some vaccines to Bangladesh as gift, he said. The minister came up with the remark

Vaccination underway on day-2 as India added 13,788 cases

After administering shots to over 4,300 healthcare workers on the opening day, COVID-19 vaccination teams across the national capital started to give vaccines to more medical staff at various hospitals on Monday. Officials said that the vaccination drive started at the Rajiv Gandhi

Bangladesh reports 23 deaths, 569 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 23 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,906.  According to the Health authorities, 569 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

Over 1.91 lakh people vaccinated on Day 1 in India

As many as 1.91 lakh people were inoculated in India on day one of the world’s largest immunisation exercise against the coronavirus.  Calling it a success, the Union Health Ministry said “no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation has been reported so far”,

Norway warns of vaccination risks for sick elderly patients after 23 die

Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval. Norwegian officials said 23 people had died in the

India reports 13,560 corona cases in last 24 hrs

India has registered 13,560 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,05,42,841.  Globally, more than 94 million people have been infected by the virus. The country continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-wit nations by

Bangladesh reports 21 deaths, 578 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 21 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,883.  According to the Health authorities, 578 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

Coronavirus: EU anger over delayed Pfizer vaccine deliveries

Several EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine than expected, after the US firm slowed shipments. Six nations called the situation "unacceptable" and warned it "decreases the credibility of the vaccination process".

Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive

A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world's largest inoculation drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. He paid tribute to

Bangladesh reports 13 deaths, 762 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 16 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,862.  According to the Health authorities, 762 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

India to launch world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive Saturday

India is all set to launch the world's largest vaccination drive against Covid-19 on January 16 with a record 300,000 health care workers across the country scheduled to get vaccinated on the first day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the immunization drive,

Bangladesh reports 16 deaths, 813 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 16 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,849.  According to the Health authorities, 813 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A World Health Organization (WHO) team has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan to start its investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The long-awaited probe comes after months of negotiations between the WHO and Beijing. A group of 10 scientists is set to interview

India records over 16,000 new Covid-19 cases, 198 deaths

India recorded 16,946 new Covid-19 cases, in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Thursday, taking the total tally to over 1.05 crore. Out of these, active cases further dropped to 2.13 lakh, while recoveries went up to over 1.01 crore.  With 198 deaths reported on Wednesday, the death

Bangladesh reports 14 deaths, 890 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 14 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,833.  According to the Health authorities, 890 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective

A coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazilian clinical trials, according to the latest results released by researchers. It shows the vaccine is significantly less effective than previous data suggested - barely over the 50%