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Bangladesh government rejects Chinese COVID-19 trial

Dhaka: The clinical trial in Bangladesh of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech has now become uncertain after the country's health ministry expressed unwillingness towards co-financing the initiative as requested by the Chinese drugmaker.

Donald Trump targets WHO, questions lockdown

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently slammed World Health Organization and said the Chinese dominated body  was “wrong about everything.”

No plans for national COVID-19 lockdown any time soon – UK Minister

London/Sputnik: A UK government minister said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no plans to enforce a national lockdown any time soon, despite the rate of COVID-19 infections reaching record levels in England.

‘Time for global solidarity’ to overcome COVID’s health, social and economic challenges

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to a “dramatic loss” of human life but also constitutes an “unprecedented challenge” to public health, food systems and employment, a group of leading UN agencies said on Tuesday.

UN envoy outlines progress towards cooperation in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

New York: Even as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in Africa’s Great Lakes Region continue to improve political, security and economic cooperation in line with a 2013 Framework agreement, UN Special Envoy Huang Xia told the Security Council on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Bangladesh keeps growth rolling despite pandemic owing to timely plans spelled out by PM Hasina

Dhaka: While the invisible enemy Coronavirus slowed down the shuttle of the global economy, Bangladesh kept its growth rolling and accelerating amid the disaster owing to the timely plans spelled out by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as claimed in a webinar of Awami League.

Italy set to impose new anti-COVID-19 social restrictions, no national lockdown

Rome/Xinhua: Italy is set to impose new restrictions on social life in an effort to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, after registering some of the highest daily increases in new cases since spring, officials said.

Nepal: Second cabinet minister tests positive for COVID-19

Kathmandu/UNI: Nepal's Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel was tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second cabinet minister to contract with coronavirus, his personal aide said on Sunday.

Chinese mainland reports 21 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland reported 21 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,008, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Trump 'no longer a transmission threat to others', says White House

Washington/UNI: The White House physician said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump no longer posses a risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others.

Bangladesh registers 1203 COVID-19 case

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh on Saturday recorded 1,203 more cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,77,073.

White House preparing new $1.8 Trillion COVID-19 relief package offer: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: The White House is preparing a new $1.8 trillion COVID-19 relief offer, its largest proposal to date in the long-running negotiations with congressional Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

China will play a big price for what it did to the world by spreading COVID-19: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed China and said Beijing will "pay a big price"  for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic has forever changed online shopping, UN-backed survey reveals

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way consumers shop online, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said on Thursday, announcing results of a survey of some 3,700 consumers across nine countries.

UK records another 17,540 coronavirus cases with 77 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 17,540 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 561,815, according to official figures released Thursday.