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    ICDDR,B starts paid COVID-19 testing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:59pm on June 24, 2020

    The globally recognised clinical laboratory of ICDDR,B in the capital’s Mohakhali is going to start COVID-19 testing on Friday. The ICDDR,B earlier only tested samples...

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    US withdraws urgent authorisations of HCQ, CQ for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:52pm on June 16, 2020

    The United States on Monday withdrew emergency use authorisations for two antimalarial drugs favored by president Donald Trump to treat the new coronavirus, effectively shutting...

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    Coronavirus infected mothers should continue breastfeeding: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 03:36pm on June 13, 2020

    New mothers infected with COVID-19 should generally continue breastfeeding and should not be separated from their babies, the World Health Organisation said Friday, stressing that...

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    COVID-19 pandemic ‘worsening’ globally: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:27pm on June 09, 2020

    The World Health Organisation said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency...

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    Wear masks in public: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:59pm on June 06, 2020

    The World Health Organisation Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus...

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    WHO to resume hydroxychloroquine trial as potential COVID-19 drug

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:25pm on June 04, 2020

    The World Health Organisation announced Wednesday that clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine will resume as it searches for potential coronavirus treatments...

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    Pandemic antibiotics use will cause more deaths: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:44am on June 02, 2020

    Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World...

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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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