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Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country which witnessed a tough phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent times, registered 38 deaths due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours, media reports said. more
Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year

New York: Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sai ...

Eating wild meat significantly increases zoonotic disease risk: UN report

New York: The domestic consumption of meat from wild animals has significant impacts on most species protected under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animal ...

COVID crises highlight strengths of democratic systems, says Guterres

New York: The UN Secretary-General, on Wednesday, urged the world to “learn from the lessons of the past 18 months, to strengthen democratic resilience in the face of future crises. ...

Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa

New York: More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes ...

Scientific evidence to date on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters for general population: Study

London: An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine efficacy against severe COVID is s ...

Bangladesh registers 27000 deaths due to COVID-19

Dhaka: Bangladesh, the country witnessing a tough wave of the pandemic, registered 35 new deaths due to the virus, taking the tally to 27,007.

China: Xiamen partially seals off two districts, one hospital after COVID-19 cases

Beijing: China's  tourism city Xiamen has partially sealed off two districts and one local hospital early Monday as two positive COVID-19 patients were detected, media reports sa ...

Chinese mainland reports 59 new locally transmitted Coronavirus cases

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 59 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Fujian Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on T ...

Investigation finds 26 out of the 27 Lancet scientists debunking that Covid leaked from a Chinese lab have links to Wuhan

Wuhan: A new investigation has revealed that 26 scientists, who wrote a letter in The Lancet medical journal dismissing the possibility that Covid-19 originated from a Wuhan lab,  ha ...