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No end in sight to COVID crisis, and its impact will last for ‘decades to come’: WHO

New York: Expressing “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts”, the emergency committee convened by the UN health agency’s chief, made it clear that there is not yet an end in sight to the public health crisis that has so far infected more than 17 million and killed over 650,000 people.

Breastfeeding ‘for a healthier planet’

New York: World Breastfeeding Week got underway on Saturday, with the UN urging communities everywhere to “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. Health agency (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a joint call for governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling - a critical component of breastfeeding support.

COVID-19: Bangladesh registers 22 deaths in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh has registered 22 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

BCG vaccine can slow Covid spread, prevent deaths: Study

Washington/IBNS: A study published in American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has said that the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine slows down the rate of  coronavirus infection spread and prevents deaths due to the disease, adding that its impact is prominent in the first 30 days of vaccination.

India records highest ever single day COVID-19 recoveries of 51,255

New Delhi: A staggering more than 51,000 recoveries were registered in India in the last 24 hours, government data revealed on Sunday.

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 17 lakh mark with over 54,000 cases in last 24 hrs

New Delhi/IBNS: With the registration of 54,735 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally on Sunday crossed the grim milestone of 17 lakh mark.

Brazil sees 45,392 fresh nCoV cases, 1,088 deaths in last 24 hrs

Rio De Janeiro/UNI: Brazil on Saturday reported 45,392 fresh cases of coronavirus and 1,088 more deaths in the last 24-hour.

Chinese mainland reports 49 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: Chinese health authority said Sunday that it received reports of 49 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, of whom, 33 were domestically transmitted.

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 47,000: Health Ministry

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: Mexico, which has surpassed the UK in terms of the coronavirus death toll, now has a total of more than 47,000 confirmed coronavirus-related fatalities, the country’s Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced.

Tokyo Reports 463 new COVID-19 cases, breaking daily growth record for 3rd day : Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Tokyo set a new record for daily COVID-19 infection for the third consecutive day, registering 472 new cases on Saturday, media reported.

Odisha Covid cases surpass 33K

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Odisha reported 1602 new Covid cases from 29 districts raising the tally to 33,479 while ten more Covid patients died during the last 24 hours taking the casualty figure to 187.

Masks, social distancing will remain crucial even after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine, warns top US scientist

Washington: A top US vaccine developer has said people will need to wear masks and maintain social distancing norms even after taking COVID-19 vaccine.

India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) lowest at 2.15 pct since lockdown

India's Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.15 percent and it is lowest since the 1st Lockdown started, the country's Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Chinese mainland reports 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, 39 of which were domestically transmitted.

Vietnam reports 12 new COVID-19 cases in community, 558 in total

Hanoi/Xinhua: Vietnam recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 558, according to its Ministry of Health.