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    Roche, Gilead to test drug cocktail against severe COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse. Zurich, Switzerland | Updated at 09:21pm on May 28, 2020

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Thursday that it is planning to test whether a mix of its arthritis drug tocilizumab and Gilead's antiviral drug remdesivir...

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    Dutch mink workers may be first cases of animal-to-human transmission: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 07:17pm on May 26, 2020

    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Dutch workers apparently infected with the novel coronavirus by minks could be the first known cases of...

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    South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 11:38am on May 23, 2020

    South America has become ‘a new epicentre’ of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, following a surge in the number of...

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    Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection: studies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 04:08pm on May 21, 2020

    Two studies on monkeys published on Wednesday offer hope that humans can develop protective immunity to the novel coronavirus. The studies, published in the journal...

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    Vaccines, tests, treatment should be patent-free: Oxfam

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 04:21pm on May 14, 2020

    Oxfam has urged the governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee that vaccines, tests, and treatments patent-free and equitably distributed to all nations and people.The agency...

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    WHO warns world may have to learn to live with coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:40am on May 14, 2020

    The new coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organisation warned...

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    Beximco claims to be first to produce Remdesivir in country

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:41pm on May 10, 2020

    Beximco Pharmaceuticals has claimed that it is the first company in Bangladesh to produce Remdesivir. In a press note on Sunday it said, ‘Beximco Pharmaceuticals...

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    Gonoshasthaya Kendra distributes COVID-19 protective gears

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:33pm on May 10, 2020

    Gonoshasthaya Kendra, with the financial assistance of Weave Our Future Foundation, a donation providing organisation under Auchan Retail, distributed personal protective equipment, hand gloves, surgical...

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    Nepal detains 45 stranded Chinese nationals

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 10:29pm on May 08, 2020

    Nepal police on Friday arrested 45 Chinese nationals stranded in the country because of coronavirus restrictions after a protest turned violent, authorities said.

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    Three-day DIU online learning summit May 14

    New Age Online | Updated at 09:12pm on May 07, 2020

    Daffodil International University is going to host a three-day online learning summit-from May 14 to 16, a joint conference of teachers, students and online educators....

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