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Bangladesh starts giving 2nd dose on April 8

NE Bangladesh Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed the authorities concerned to roll out the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine from next Thursday (April 8) as per preschedule. She made the confirmation while chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting, held at the Bangladesh Secretariat, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. “The Prime Minister […]

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The best cooling Face Masks to wear this season

NE Business Desk Spring is in the air—and hotter temps are around the corner. Even as more people get vaccinated, face mask mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic are alive and well. And they are making our faces hotter. Everyone and their mother is in the market for a cooling, breathable mask or neck gaiter […]

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7-day lockdown set to be enforced from Monday in Bangladesh

NE Bangladesh Desk The government is all set to enforce a seven-day lockdown from Monday to stem the spread of coronavirus, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Saturday. In a media briefing at his residence, the Awami League general secretary urged the people to properly follow health guidelines to protect themselves from Covid-19. […]

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Denmark and Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over blood clot fears

NE World Desk Denmark has put all vaccinations using the AstraZeneca jab on hold for two weeks after someone who received it in the country died from a blood clot. Iceland quickly followed Denmark on Thursday and paused vaccinations until more clarity is given on what caused the clots. It comes after Austria has stopped […]

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Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh

NE Health Desk Before launching Praava Health, a company that combines telemedicine with physical clinics, Sylvana Sinha had a successful career in international law, including serving as a foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and working for the World Bank in Afghanistan. While visiting Bangladesh in 2011 for a family wedding, however, […]

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Bangladesh seeks to double vaccine purchases from Serum Institute of India

NE Health Desk Bangladesh wants to buy up to 40 million more doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), its health secretary said, potentially more than doubling its purchases. Bangladesh, a country of more than 160 million people, has already received vaccines from SII as part of an earlier […]

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Brazil prosecutors seek to stop purchase of Indian vaccine

NE World Desk Brazilian prosecutors are seeking the immediate suspension of purchases of India’s COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN, according to a document seen by Reuters on Friday, one day after the health ministry signed a contract to purchase 20 million doses. The vaccine made by private Indian company Bharat Biotech has yet to be backed up […]