COVID-19 Vaccine

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    US to approve third vaccine, fears grow for poorer nations

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:43am on February 27, 2021

    A US panel on Friday recommended Johnson and Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 shot for emergency approval, as some of the world’s most powerful countries issued a...

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    Bangladesh vaccinates Daulatdia sex workers

    Agence France-Presse. Dhaka | Updated at 08:38pm on February 25, 2021

    Bangladesh has begun administering coronavirus vaccines to sex workers from the country's largest brothel, a vast warren of shacks home to around 1,900 prostitutes. The...

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    Raushan Ershad receives coronavirus vaccine

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:57pm on February 25, 2021

    Leader of the opposition in the parliament Raushan Ershad received coronavirus vaccine at Jatiya Sangsad Medical Centre in Dhaka Thursday afternoon. The opposition leader received...

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    Johnson and Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe COVID

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:41am on February 25, 2021

    The single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19, including newer variants, according to documents released by the US food and...

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    Sheikh Rehana receives COVID-19 vaccine

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 09:26pm on February 24, 2021

    Sheikh Rehana, the youngest daughter of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and sister of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, received the first dose of...

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    India to vaccinate over-60s from March 1

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:59pm on February 24, 2021

    India plans to expand its vast but faltering coronavirus vaccination programme from March 1 by offering jabs to the over 60s, the government said Wednesday....

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    Lebanon MPs skip vaccine queue putting funding at risk

    Agence France-Presse. Beirut | Updated at 09:46pm on February 23, 2021

    Lebanon was criticised on Tuesday after 16 members of parliament jumped the queue for COVID-19 vaccine jabs, putting World Bank vaccination funding in jeopardy by...

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    20 lakh more doses of vaccine arrive in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23pm on February 23, 2021

    The second consignment of 20 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Bangladesh early Tuesday. A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai arrived with the vaccine at...

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    WHO criticizes wealthy countries for hogging COVID-19 vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:25am on February 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation on Monday blasted wealthy countries for not only hogging COVID vaccines but in doing so, hindering the pathway for poorer nations...

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    2.25 lakh more get COVID-19 vaccine

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:08am on February 23, 2021

    Some 2.25 lakh more people were inoculated COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, taking the total number of people vaccinated in the country to 23.08 lakh. The...