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New York: The highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic were reported last week across the globe, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Thursday. more
Vaccines shown to induce lower levels of neutralising antibodies against Omicron coronavirus variant: Study

London: Researchers from the University of Oxford have analysed the impact of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern on one of the immune responses generated by vaccination.

Tedros calls for new high-level working group to get 40% vaccinated by year’s end

New York: With just seven weeks to go before the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking Member States to immediately establish a high-level working group, to reach ...

Got two doses of Covishield: UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid amid India-UK vaccine war

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the India-UK vaccine war, United Nations General Assembly president Abdulla Shahid has said he was administered with two doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, m ...

New Zealand reports first death due to anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has reported its first death due to an anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, the country's health ministry stated.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

New York: After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.

Bhutan now has surplus vaccines; US sends 500,000 Moderna vaccines doses

Bhutan has now secured surplus Covid-19 vaccines as the United States confirmed donating 500,000 vaccines to the country. Over 97 percent of the eligible adult population in the country h ...

Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in ...

COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a 'great step forward'

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on ...

Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose vaccine approved in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has approved Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 for emergency use in the country, making it the sixth vaccine to get approval. The country is all set to resume it ...