The Biden-Harris administration on 5 May brought about a seismic change in the ongoing discussions on a temporary waiver from certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement in combating the COVID-19 pandemic
Ten Bangladeshis, who returned from India after treatment, were admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Friday morning.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government has sought immediate delivery of 4 million vaccine doses from the United States (US).
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said the Chinese government is working to start delivering Covid-19 vaccine doses before Eid-ul-Fitr although a 5-day May Day holiday is underway in China.
After a long delay, Germany has taken vaccination measures into high gear “. While Israel, USA have been busy with German-made Vaccine “BioNTech, Germany has been slowing down its own vaccine.
The government on Thursday approved the emergency use of Sinopharm, a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine.
Amid the rapidly deteriorating Corona situation in India, the government of Bangladesh has offered to dispatch on emergency basis medicines and medical equipment for the people of India who are fighting the pandemic.
Dhaka, Apr 27 : The government of Bangladesh on Tuesday approved the emergency use of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine. The approval was given at a meeting of the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).
A handful of industrialized countries led by the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have held hostage on “ideological” grounds the proposal to suspend certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement to combat the pandemic, said people familiar with the development.
the meeting WTO DG convened with four trade ministers, vaccine manufacturers, and other stakeholders on “COVID-19 and vaccine equity” enabled frank discussions
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh firmly believes that coronavirus vaccines should be declared as global public goods and called for a strong partnership to tackle COVID-19 challenges.
Pfizer and Moderna apparently ruled out any prospect of sharing their mRNA technology-based vaccines with the vaccine firms in developing countries on grounds that they are far too complex and require more than 100 raw materials.
The temporary TRIPS waiver seeks to suspend the implementation of several provisions in the TRIPS Agreement relating to copyrights, industrial designs, patents, and protection of undisclosed information for ramping up global production of diagnostics, medicines and vaccines in order to fight the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
Low-income countries have just received only 0.2 percent of the total Covid-19 jabs globally as more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered across the world.
Bangladesh Thursday began its second phase of inoculating people against the coronavirus disease amid uncertainty around vaccine availability.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday reaffirmed that the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out on Thursday next (April 8) as per the schedule.
At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023.
Dhaka, Mar 28 :Coronavirus has claimed 35 more lives and infected 3,908 others in past 24 hours until Sunday morning as the virus situation keeps worsening in Bangladesh.
HONG KONG, Mar 24: Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids.
Taipei, Taiwan, Mar 22 : Health care workers received the first shots in Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive Monday, beginning a campaign that won’t use supplies from China amid uneven distribution of the vaccines globally.
Health officials from the UN and the European Union will meet with top executives of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday to discuss Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
Dhaka, Mar 15: Muslims can receive Covid-19 vaccine shots during the fasting of Ramadan, said the Islamic Foundation.
Dhaka, Mar 14: Covid-19 claimed 18 more lives and infected 1,159 more in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, showing a sharp rise both in the number of deaths and daily infections.
News Desk Bangladesh is seeing a continuous rise in the number of daily Covid-19 infection cases as it recorded 1,051 fresh ones in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. Six more coronavirus-related deaths were reported during the period, according…
A group of seven countries – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, Chile and Colombia has urged the WTO Director-General Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to conduct discussions directly with vaccine developers and manufacturers.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday afternoon.
Public excitement prevailed at the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Malaysia on Sunday, probably more as a sign of relief.
The administering of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh will begin on April 7 as per the guideline of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday.
Bangladesh witnessed a rise in Covid-19 related deaths and new cases in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning.
Bangladesh recorded 350 more Covid-19 infections until early Saturday, meaning 543,024 people have now tested positive for the virus in the country since the start of the pandemic.