COVID-19 Vaccine

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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...

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    PM orders situation review to reopen education institutions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:53pm on February 22, 2021

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the education ministry to hold an inter-ministerial meeting to review whether educational institutions could be reopened soon. She...

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    Serum to prioritise India, other countries urged to be patient

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:43am on February 22, 2021

    The world's biggest vaccine maker, India's Serum Institute, has urged other countries to be ‘patient’ about it supplying anti-coronavirus shots, saying it has been instructed...

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    2.34 lakh more inoculated

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on February 21, 2021

    Bangladesh vaccinated 2.34 lakh more people against COVID-19 on Saturday, the 12th day of its nationwide mass vaccination. Thus, 20.82 lakh people have so far...

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    UK urges rich states to share COVID vaccines with poorer ones

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 01:28pm on February 20, 2021

    The United Kingdom has circulated a draft resolution to members of the UN Security Council calling on rich countries to donate doses of the COVID-19...

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    Biden pledges $4bn for global COVID-19 vaccine programme 

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32am on February 19, 2021

    President Joe Biden will pledge $4 billion in US aid to the Covax global COVID-19 vaccination programme during his virtual meeting with other G7 leaders...

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    India issues guidelines for travellers amid COVID-19 variants

    Xinhua/UNB . New Delhi | Updated at 06:15pm on February 18, 2021

    The Indian government on Wednesday issued new guidelines for incoming international travellers in the wake of three variants of the COVID-19, which were first detected...

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    National cricketers get vaccinated

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:53pm on February 18, 2021

    Bangladesh Cricket Board has begun the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the national team cricketers and the support staff on Thursday ahead of their forthcoming tour...

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    UN warns against inequity as 10 countries possess 75pc vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. United Nations | Updated at 02:35pm on February 18, 2021

    The United Nations on Wednesday led calls for a coordinated global effort to vaccinate against COVID-19, warning that gaping inequities in initial efforts put the...