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    ICDDR,B’s first Bangladeshi ED takes charge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:14pm on February 01, 2021

    ICDDR,B on Monday welcomed its new executive director Tahmeed Ahmed, the first Bangladeshi to take charge of the international organisation in its history. Tahmeed, a...

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    20 more labs permitted to perform COVID tests for Int’l travellers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:24pm on December 29, 2020

    The government on Tuesday permitted 20 more private labs to perform COVID-19 tests for international travellers needing COVID-19 free certificates. With the new labs, now...

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    Ivermectin cuts duration, says ICDDR,B

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:09am on December 08, 2020

    Anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin has shown promises against COVID-19 in a clinical trial in Bangladesh. Patients receiving a five-day course of ivermectin have shown an early...

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    Study shows 5-day course of ivermectin may clear COVID-19 early

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:10pm on December 07, 2020

    Patients receiving a five-day course of ivermectin have shown an early viral clearance and improvements of blood biomarkers, revealed a study on Monday. International Centre...

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    Bangladesh scientists stick to earlier findings after China's COVID-19 origin claim

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:50pm on November 29, 2020

    Bangladeshi scientists said that they still stuck to the finding from their study on the genomic epidemiology of COVID-19 that SARS-COV-2, the strain of coronavirus...

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    Ex-Sunbeams student dies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:18pm on November 13, 2020

    Police on Friday recovered the body of a former student of Sunbeams School from capital’s Dhanmondi area early Friday, sometimes after she fell from the...

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    67 children die of pneumonia daily in Bangladesh: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:34pm on November 11, 2020

    At least 67 children below the age of five die of pneumonia every day in Bangladesh as hospitals are largely unequipped to treat such patients,...

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    Globe Biotech signs deal with ICDDR,B for COVID-19 vaccine trial

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:13pm on October 14, 2020

    Local drug firm Globe Biotech on Wednesday reached an agreement with the ICDDR,B for conducting human trial of its COVID-19 vaccine. ICDDR,B, however, would require...

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    45pc of Dhaka people have COVID-19 antibody

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 06:25pm on October 12, 2020

    At least 45 per cent of the population in Dhaka city have developed antibody against COVID-19, found the first-ever study on COVID-19 seroprevalence in Bangladesh....

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    Bill Gates lauds Bangladeshi immunologist Firdausi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:49pm on October 07, 2020

    American philanthropist Bill Gates has lauded Bangladeshi immunologist Firdausi Qadri. In a blog post on October 6, in his official site Gatesnote, the Microsoft cofounder...