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.
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.
Dhaka: Bangladesh has registered 22 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.
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.
New Delhi: A staggering more than 51,000 recoveries were registered in India in the last 24 hours, government data revealed on Sunday.
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.
Rio De Janeiro/UNI: Brazil on Saturday reported 45,392 fresh cases of coronavirus and 1,088 more deaths in the last 24-hour.
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.
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/Sputnik: Tokyo set a new record for daily COVID-19 infection for the third consecutive day, registering 472 new cases on Saturday, media reported.
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.
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 stands at 2.15 percent and it is lowest since the 1st Lockdown started, the country's Health Ministry said on Saturday.
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.
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.