The United States has welcomed the arrival of 106,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh saying the US, Bangladesh and global partners are working closely togethe
Bangladesh approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine
The government of Bangladesh has approved the emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
AstraZeneca: Govt’s efforts yet to yield any good news
Despite all-out efforts to get AstraZeneca vaccine doses to meet the immediate need of those yet to get their second dose, there is no concrete outcome yet.
Oxygen plant to be set up at Osmani Medical Hospital
Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital will be turned into a 2000-bed one from 900-bed and a medical oxygen plant will be set up at the hospital to handle the growing number Covid-19 patients in the district.
Bangladesh urgently seeks 1.6mn AstraZeneca doses from UK
After its request to the United States, Bangladesh has urged the United Kingdom (UK) to help it by providing vaccine doses to meet its emergency needs as the second dose vaccination is disrupted in Bangladesh.
Dhaka reaches out to int’l media for vaccines desperately
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday reached out to the global media to let the world know that Bangladesh looks for vaccines desperately and is ready to accept any shipment desperately from any country.
US to share vaccines with 80mn additional doses
US State Department Coordinator for Global Covid Response and Health Security Gayle E Smith has said the United States is going to be the largest sharer of vaccines putting 80 million additional doses into the mix.
Dhaka requests Delhi to send vaccine to Bangladesh soon
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has requested his Indian counterpart Dr S Jaishankar to ensure the supply of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Bangladesh as soon as possible to meet Bangladesh’s needs.
Russia’s Sputnik Diplomacy
While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.
5 lakh doses of China’s gifted vaccine arrive in Bangladesh
Five lakh China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine doses, donated by the Chinese government to Bangladesh, arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday.
BAF aircraft leaves Dhaka to bring 5 lakh Corona vaccine
Thirteen aircrew of Bangladesh Air Force left Dhaka for China on Tuesday morning by BAF C-130J aircraft to bring 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine and AD syringes.
5 lakh doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive on May 12
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday officially announced arrival of 5 lakh doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on May 12.
In ‘monumental’ decision, US shows support for TRIPS waiver
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
10 India returnees admitted to CMCH
Ten Bangladeshis, who returned from India after treatment, were admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Friday morning.
Bangladesh seeks 4 mn vaccine doses from US
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).
Dhaka hopeful of getting vaccine doses from China before Eid
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.
Germany’s vaccination picks up speed. How I got Moderna?
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.
Bangladesh approves emergency use of Chinese Covid vaccine
The government on Thursday approved the emergency use of Sinopharm, a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine.
Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India
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.
Bangladesh approves emergency use of Russian Sputnik V vaccine
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).
TRIPS waiver proposal held hostage on ideological grounds
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.
Vaccine equity event enabled frank discussions: WTO DG
the meeting WTO DG convened with four trade ministers, vaccine manufacturers, and other stakeholders on “COVID-19 and vaccine equity” enabled frank discussions
Covid vaccines be declared as global public good: PM Hasina
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.
Perspectives sharply differ at WTO DG’s vaccine event
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.
CSOs challenge DG’s third way as USTR discusses TRIPS waiver
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 received 0.2pc of 700m Covid jabs: WHO
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 begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive
Bangladesh Thursday began its second phase of inoculating people against the coronavirus disease amid uncertainty around vaccine availability.
Second dose of Covid vaccine from Thursday
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.
End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023.
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 3,908 new cases, 35 more deaths
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.