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COVID Spike: Bangladesh reports 2,172 fresh cases, 22 die

Dhaka/UNI: With the death of 22 more people in the last 24 hours on Sunday, the country's COVID-19 death count now stands at 8,690.

Over 30 arrested during anti-lockdown protests in London: Police

London/Sputnik: At least 33 people were arrested during anti-lockdown protests in London on Saturday, according to police.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, his wife test Covid-19 positive days after taking Chinese vaccine

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have tested positive for Covid-19, two days the first shot of the Coivid-19 vaccine Sinopharm developed by China. 

Bangladesh: $500 million World Bank financing for COVID-19 vaccination for 54 million people

Washington: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $500 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Bangladesh vaccinate 54 million people against COVID-19.

COVID-19: Pandemic drives hundreds of Africans out of Guangzhou, says American news channel

Guangzhou: A large number of Africans, who had settled in China for years and created a generation of mixed-race children as their legacy, are now moved out of Guangzhou, media reports said.

No winners but fewer losers in global economy from COVID than expected

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic seriously impacted all economies around the world last year, with trillions of dollars of lost earnings, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Thursday, before highlighting how several countries also showed unexpected resilience, too.

First session of Chinese-US talks in Alaska come to end

Beijing/Sputnik: The first session of the Chinese-US talks in Alaska has come to an end, with the Chinese delegation having already left the negotiating room, China’s media reported on Friday.

Pakistan witnessing spike in COVID-19 cases, 3495 new incidents recorded in past 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday expressed concern on the country's Covid-19 disease trend and mortalities, adding that almost all major cities have crossed 5 per cent positivity.

South Asia: Sharp rise in child and maternal deaths due to COVID-19

New York: Severe disruptions in health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia last year, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 surge in Pakistan: Traders reject decision to close business at 6 pm

Islamabad: Certain sections of Pakistani traders have objected to the country's government's decision to close businesses at 6 pm under new coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, media reports said.

Rising COVID-19 cases: Pakistan extends travel restrictions on inbound flights

Islamabad: Pakistan has extended the duration of restrictions imposed on inbound flights, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said Saturday, a move taken amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, media reports said.

Post COVID-19 Economy: China’s debt-ridden local govts urged not to blindly expand infrastructure projects

Beijing: China's  top legislature has urged the country's cash-strapped regional governments not to “blindly expand” infrastructure projects.

Over 400 employees of Tesla plant in California contracted COVID19 amid pandemic

Washington/Sputnik: There were around 450 coronavirus cases at Tesla’s California, Bay Area production facility last year, The Washington Post reports citing new data from the PlainSite transparency website.

Moldova's Security Council recommends 2-week COVID-19 emergency

Chisinau/Sputnik: Moldova's Supreme Security Council has recommended that the government declare a two-week state of emergency over COVID-19, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on Saturday.

Over 400 California Tesla plant employees contracted Covid-19 amid pandemic

Washington/Sputnik: There were around 450 coronavirus cases at Tesla’s California, Bay Area production facility last year, The Washington Post reports citing new data from the PlainSite transparency website.