7h ago| Coronavirus

'Highly unlikely' Omicron can fully dodge vaccine protection: WHO

Omicron does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Covid variants and is "highly unlikely" to fully dodge vaccine protections, a top WHO official told AFP Tuesday.

8h ago| Vaccine

1 million Covid vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

Up to one million Covid-19 vaccines are estimated to have expired in Nigeria last month without being used, two sources told Reuters, one of the biggest single losses of doses that shows the...

17h ago| Disease

Dengue claims 2 more lives

Two more dengue patients died in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.

2d ago| Coronavirus

Early indications suggest omicron may be less dangerous than delta: US health officials

US health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which...

2d ago| Disease

68 more hospitalised with dengue

At least 68 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours yesterday, of whom 21 are from outside Dhaka, according to DGHS.

2d ago| Coronavirus

No plan to seal borders, enforce lockdowns

The government has no plan to seal off borders or slap lockdown to prevent Omicron variant, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said yesterday.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

6 Covid-19 deaths, 277 new cases in 24 hours

Six people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

'Highly unlikely' Omicron can fully dodge vaccine protection: WHO

Omicron does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Covid variants and is "highly unlikely" to fully dodge vaccine protections, a top WHO official told AFP Tuesday.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

1 million Covid vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

Up to one million Covid-19 vaccines are estimated to have expired in Nigeria last month without being used, two sources told Reuters, one of the biggest single losses of doses that shows the...

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Dengue claims 2 more lives

Two more dengue patients died in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Monopolistic control prolonging pandemic

Western countries’ monopolistic control over the invention, production and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines will prolong the pandemic, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Malaysia provides half a million AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh

Malaysia today provided more than half a million AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh as a gesture of solidarity and support in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

5 Covid-19 deaths, 291 new cases in 24 hours

Five people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Dengue death toll this year reaches 100, two dead in 24 hours

Two more dengue patients died in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

WHO advises against blood plasma treatment for people with moderate Covid symptoms

Covid treatments using plasma taken from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients should not be given to people with mild or moderate illness, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

56 hospitalised with dengue

At least 56 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, of whom 13 are from outside Dhaka, according to DGHS. The total number of dengue cases rose to 27,660. Of...