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New York: UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same. more
Bangladesh: Authorities clear homegrown Bangavax coronavirus vaccine for clinical trial with conditions

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) has decided to allow the Bangavax vaccine, a coronavirus vaccine produced by Bangladeshi company Globe Biotech, to be tested on human ...

COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO

New York: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday “the longest seque ...

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from Delta variant: PHE

London: New analysis by PHE shows for the first time that 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, Public Health Engla ...

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

New York: Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in ...

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines approved in the Maldives

Authorities in the Maldives have given emergency use approval to Covid-19 vaccines of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson--both of them are already approved by the World Health Organization ...

China: Locals rushing to take COVID vaccine jabs as first cases of community transmission occurs in over three weeks

Locals are rushing to get their COVID-19 vaccine jabs as two provinces reported the country’s first cases of community transmission in over three weeks, media reports said on Monday ...

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

New York: Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting ...

With India's supply uncertain, Bangladesh to join China’s Covid vaccine storage facility

In the wake of uncertainty over getting purchased doses from India, Bangladesh has decided to join China’s COVID-19 vaccine storage facility for South Asia, bdnews24 reported.

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 ...