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Police not able to find Mamunul

Coronavirus kills 94 people in a day, death toll crosses 10,000

780 beds at ICU level for critically ill patients

Second wave of corona has increased the rate of infections and deaths among minors

Former Law Minister Abdul Matin Khasru laid to rest

Two person from Bhutanese Prime Minister's Dhaka contingent test positive for coronavirus

Dhaka, April 3: Two members of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) who came with Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering during his recent visit to Bangladesh have contracted coronavirus. They are being treated at a hospital in Dhaka, Bhutan's national daily Kuensel reported on Thursday (April 1).

COVID-19 infected Pakistan PM Imran Khan, wife Bushra Bibi are feeling comfortable with mild symptoms 

Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi, who have tested positive with COVID-19,  are feeling "comfortable with mild symptoms".

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi, January 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, which is one of the worst Novel Coronavirus-hit countries.

Vaccines are allowed to be exported from India to all countries: Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla

Dhaka, January 6: News of the Indian government's recent ban on exports of the coronavirus vaccine has raised concerns. In this regard, Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India, an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturer in Asia, said that all countries are allowed to import coronavirus vaccines from India. He made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday (January 5).

Pakistan witnessing surge in Covid-19 cases, over 3000 cases recorded

Dhaka, November 27: Pakistan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases as the nation recorded over 3000 cases for the past three days.

Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to impose ‘smart lockdowns’ amid virus resurge

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing a meeting on Tuesday to review the Covid-19 response strategy as the daily rise in cases bounces back to the summer’s highs, with important decisions, including on "smart lockdowns," expected to be announced later in the day, Geo TV reported.

Bangladesh inks bond with India's Serum Institute for 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Dhaka, November 5: A tripartite agreement has been signed between the Serum Institute of India, Beximco Pharma of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Health for the Oxford-made coronavirus vaccine. According to the agreement, the Serum Institute will supply 30 million doses of vaccine from Oxford to Bangladesh, the country's Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters after signing the agreement at the health ministry on Thursday (November 5).

Pakistan: COVID-19 tally crosses 1,000 mark for first time since July 

Islamabad: Showing a slow rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, the country registered more than 1,000 cases for the first time since July on Oct 29, media reports said on Friday.

Nepal interested in buying Bangladeshi firm's Covid-19 vaccine

Dhaka, October 23: Nepal's Ambassador Dr. Banshidhar Mishra has expressed interest in conducting a clinical trial of a possible Covid-19 vaccine made by Bangladesh's Globe Biotech to prevent the coronavirus. He made the remarks at a press conference at Globe Pharmaceuticals' head office in Dhaka's Tejgaon on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping cancels visit to Pakistan amid COVID -19 pandemic

Islamabad: The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan has been postponed amid COVID-19 pandemic.

J&K shows roadmap to curb COVID-19: European Parliamentarian

Brussels: A European Parliament has said the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has effectively controlled the COVID-19 spread and brought daily life in the region to normal even as the major nations in the world are facing trouble to contain the highly infectious disease.

Make In India push: Kashmir people join 'Boycott China' drive

Srinagar: Giving the 'Make in India' campaign a push, people in Jammu and Kashmir recently came out in large numbers to join the 'Boycott China' drive.

Bangladesh Medical Research Council approves COVID-19 vaccine trial of Chinese firm

Dhaka: Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) has approved the phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese firm Sinovac, Doctor Mahmud-Uz-Zaman, Director of the BMRC, confirmed the matter to UNI on Sunday.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's COVID-19 handing has been indecisive: NSA member Tilak Devasher

National Security Advisory Board Member Tilak Devasher has said Pakistan PM Imran Khan's dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak has been 'indecisive and tentative'.

Senior citizens of Bandipora village in Kashmir participate in day-long cleanliness

Srinagar: Senior citizens in Bandipora village participated in a day-long cleanliness drive cum awareness programme at a time when the state is combating COVID-19.