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Bangladesh fights COVID-19: Government announces nationwide lockdown from April 5 for seven days 

Dhaka/UNI: The Bangladesh government is announcing a nationwide lockdown from next Monday as the situation of Corona deteriorates.

Amid supply constraint, Nepal, Sri Lanka struggle to continue vaccination

Nepal and Sri Lanka both are struggling to continue their vaccination drives amid uncertainty over the timely delivery of pre-ordered vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII). This came after India started prioritizing its domestic need over the export of vaccines.

Pakistan’s Sindh province bans gatherings amid rising Covid-19 cases

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Pakistan, Sindh province banned all social gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, and ordered public and private offices in the province to operate with 50 percent staff strength, reported the Express Tribune.

Canada: Hit hard by 3rd wave of Covid-19, Ontario to impose lockdown restrictions across province

Ontario/IBNS: Plans for imposing lockdown on the whole province beginning Saturday would be announced due to record-breaking COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units (ICU) on Wednesday and the highest number of new infections in schools since the start of the pandemic, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said during a news conference.

Ontario reports highest COVID-19 ICU admissions since start of pandemic

Ontario/IBNS: Ontario is reporting the highest number of COVID-19 patients admission to its intensive care units (ICU) ever since the beginning of the pandemic, said a government agency on Tuesday that tracks hospitalizations.

Pakistan registers 4,757 new cases of COVID-19

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan on Wednesday reported 4,757 fresh cases of novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours, pushing the country caseload to 6,03,126.

Pakistan records 100 COVID-19 deaths for first time this year

Islamabad: Pakistan has reported 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day for the first time this year.

Citizens slam Pakistan’s military parade on National Day amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan Army's decision to hold Republic Day parade last week has earned criticisms from a section of citizens due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Myanmar army putting country’s future at risk, UN Special Envoy warns

New York: The military in Myanmar has turned on citizens and is putting the nation’s future at risk, the UN Special Envoy for the country warned on Friday in a statement issued on the eve of the annual celebration of Armed Forces Day.

Pandemic threatens lost decade for development, UN report reveals

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed development gains for millions in poor countries, creating an even more sharply unequal world, according to a new UN report released on Thursday. 

Some 300 migrant children in US care facilities test positive for Coronavirus: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: About 300 migrant children currently held in US federal care facilities have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the news website Axios reported on Wednesday citing the Department of Health and Human Services sources.

Poland to receive 7Mln COVID-19 vaccine doses in coming 4 weeks

Warsaw/Sputnik: Poland will receive 7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in the coming four weeks, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.

Poland to receive 7Mln COVID-19 vaccine doses in coming 4 weeks

Warsaw/Sputnik: Poland will receive 7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in the coming four weeks, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday.

COVID-related restrictions extended in the Netherlands until April 20

Moscow/Sputnik: The restrictive measures introduced in the Netherlands in connection with the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been extended until April 20, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.

US Miami beach curfew, causeway closures extended to April 12 - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Crowds visiting Miami Beach City, United States, during spring break have forced the city commission to extend COVID-19 lockdown to April 12 with an 8:00 p.m. curfew and a 10 p.m. causeway closure as a means to stop the spread of the coronavirus, local news website reported.