October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

Pfizer’s Covid-19 booster shot showed high efficacy in large study

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) restored efficacy to 95.6% against the virus, including the Delta variant, data...

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

10 Covid-19 deaths recorded, current positivity rate 1.51%

Ten people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

55 lakh Sinopharm vaccine doses reach Dhaka

A total of 55 lakh doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine reached Dhaka from China early today.

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

Pandemic to extend to 2022 as poor countries still need vaccine: WHO

The Covid pandemic will "go on for a year longer than it needs to" because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) said recently.

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

US FDA okays mixing Covid vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorised booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), and said Americans can choose a...

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Putin approves week-long workplace closure across Russia from Oct 30

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday approved a government proposal for a week-long workplace shutdown at the start of November to combat an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

28 million children aged 5-11 to be vaccinated: White House

Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a Covid-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans...

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Inoculation of 50% target population possible by Dec: Health minister

It will be possible to vaccinate at least 50 percent of the target population by December due to the manner in which Covid-19 vaccine is coming to the country according to the government's...

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

6 Covid-19 deaths recorded, current positivity rate 1.8%

Six people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

3 crore to get jabs a month from Nov

Around three crore people will get Covid-19 vaccines each month from November, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said yesterday.