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COVID-induced inequities demand ‘New Social Contract’ says rights chief

New York: COVID-19 has “laid bare deep structural inequalities” everywhere, further widening a multitude of gaps, both within and between countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told a major urban policy event in South Korea on Thursday.

US heard Russia’s pitch for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates: Minister

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday he believed that US delegates in Geneva saw his point in the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.

Bangladesh records 80 new deaths due to COVID-19 in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country that recorded a severe COVID-19 pandemic, registered 80 new deaths due to Coronavirus and 3,436 new cases between 8am Friday and 8am on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistan: PAF’s flight lieutenant Dr Mahnoor Farzand dies after suffering from coronavirus

Karachi: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flight Lieutenant Dr Mahnoor Farzand has died after suffering from COVID-19 here, media reports said.

New Zealand traces source of COVID-19 outbreak that forced snap lockdown

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has traced the source of the recent lone COVID-19 case that forced the country to plunge into a snap lockdown.

Covid: Thousands to revaccinate in Germany after investigations reveal nurse injected saline

The administration in north Germany has asked more than 8,000 people to get Covid vaccine again as a nurse is suspected to have administered saline instead of vaccines in many cases, according to media reports.

Daily Covid cases skyrocket in US, nearly 100,000 infections reported everyday

Baltimore: The US is averaging 100,000 Covid-19 cases daily, returning to the high last seen during winter season, mainly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant and sizable number of people choosing not to get vaccinated, according to media reports.

Pakistan reports 5,661 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad/Xinhua: Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed 5,661 new COVID-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Thursday.

Bangladesh registers 9369 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh, the country struggling to contain the recent spike in cases, registered 9,369 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Middle East is in fourth wave of Covid-19 triggered by Delta variant: WHO

Geneva/IBNS: The Middle East is in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19, triggered by the delta variant of coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Covid-19: China imposes fresh lockdown after hundreds infected

Beijing/IBNS: China has imposed a lockdown in Jiangsu province, after a cluster of infections in its capital, Nanjing city, spread to Beijing and five provinces by Friday.

Pakistan: Rise in COVID-19 cases in Sindh forces authority to impose restrictions from Monday

Islamabad: The Sindh government has decided to impose restrictions from Monday onwards as COVID-19 cases once again started to rise in the Pakistan province.

WHO’s Tedros backs Tokyo Olympic Games ‘power to inspire’

New York: The head of the UN World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welcomed the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a chance to spread “hope to the world”.

France recognises Covishield for its travel pass

Paris/IBNS: France will accept people vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, for its health pass, Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a statement on Saturday, reported AFP.

Fully vaccinated British health secty Sajid Javid tests Covid+

London/IBNS: British health secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating.