4h ago| Vaccine

Annual Covid vaccine preferable to more frequent boosters: Pfizer CEO

Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual Covid-19 vaccine would be preferable to more frequent booster shots in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

15h ago| Coronavirus

Covid-19 third wave: Deaths double week-on-week

Deaths caused by the coronavirus infection have doubled in a week as daily new cases and the positivity rate continue to soar.

17h ago| Coronavirus

Number of Covid cases galloping in Rangamati, red flag hoisted at 24 houses

The number of Covid-19 cases has been surging rapidly in Rangamati district.

2d ago| Coronavirus

Accepting Covid-19: Europe's new strategy?

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned...

2d ago| Vaccine

Bangladesh gets 3.36 lakh Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines from US

Bangladesh today received some 3.36 lakh shots of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson company from the United States government as gift.

Covid surge: Daily cases shoot up to 10,888, positivity rate 26.37%

At least 10,888 new infections were recorded and four people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Annual Covid vaccine preferable to more frequent boosters: Pfizer CEO

Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual Covid-19 vaccine would be preferable to more frequent booster shots in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Covid-19 third wave: Deaths double week-on-week

Deaths caused by the coronavirus infection have doubled in a week as daily new cases and the positivity rate continue to soar.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Number of Covid cases galloping in Rangamati, red flag hoisted at 24 houses

The number of Covid-19 cases has been surging rapidly in Rangamati district.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

17 Covid deaths, 9,614 cases in 24hrs, positivity rate 28.02%

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

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

India's Omicron tally crosses 10,000-mark

India’s cumulative cases of Omicron went past the 10,000 mark (10,050) today, reinforcing public health experts' view that the fast-spreading Covid-19 variant has become the dominant strain...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Surge in Covid infections: 11,434 cases, 12 deaths in 24hrs

At least 11,434 new infections were recorded and 12 people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

One-third of hospital beds in Dhaka occupied with Covid patients: Health Minister

One-third of hospital beds in Dhaka are now occupied with Covid-19 patients, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Omicron-antibody higher in Sputnik V than Pfizer: Study

A small preliminary laboratory study has shown that levels of Omicron-neutralising antibodies of people vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine did not decline as much as of those who had...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

All schools, colleges closed till Feb 6: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said all schools, colleges and equivalent educational institutions will remain closed for the next two weeks -- from today till February 6 -- amid a surge in...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Govt now aims to jab 70pc population

Bangladesh now plans to inoculate 70 percent of its population with the Covid-19 vaccine -- down from the initial plan of 80 percent -- in line with the World Health Organisation’s target.