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New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. more
South Korea to resume administration of AstraZeneca vaccines: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: South Korea decided on Sunday to resume the administration of AstraZeneca vaccines to suitable recipients after having paused distribution amid blood clot concerns, media ...

Bangladesh witnesses record single day deaths as 74 succumb to coronavirus

Dhaka: A record 74 people have died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh. Among them are 48 males and 26 females. With this, the death toll touched 9,521.

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine benefits still ‘largely positive’

New York: The benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are still “largely positive” and outweigh risk of rare but serious blood clots, according to an official with the Wo ...

UNICEF head for simplifying COVID vaccine intellectual property rights for universal availability

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing COVID-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available but expressed rese ...

Clarity still needed on effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine passports, says UN health agency

New York: Being vaccinated against COVID-19 may not prevent transmission and vaccination passports may not be an “effective strategy” for restarting travel, the World Health O ...

Oxford suspends dosing in trial of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in children, teenagers

London/Sputnik: The University of Oxford said it had suspended administering doses of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it developed with AstraZeneca in a UK st ...

People in England to be offered twice-weekly rapid COVID-19 tests: UK Prime Minister

London/Sputnik: People in England will be offered rapid COVID-19 tests twice a week from April 9, as part of the UK government's plan to stop the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 ...

Use COVID-19 recovery to make inclusion ‘a reality’, UN chief says on World Day

New York: Building a more inclusive and accessible world that recognizes the contributions of all people, including persons with disabilities must be a “key goal” as countries ...

Bangladesh combats COVID-19 surge: Government announces nationwide lockdown from April 5 for seven days 

Dhaka/UNI: The Bangladesh government is announcing a nationwide lockdown from next Monday (April 5) as the situation of Corona deteriorates.