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By Ziauddin Khandoker On Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Russia says allegations COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe are groundless

currentnews MOSCOW: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday allegations that Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine was unsafe were groundless and driven by competition, the Interfax news agency reported, More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Pranab Mukherjee’s condition remains critical

currentnews Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition continues to remain critical, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said on Wednesday. Mukherjee is presently “haemodynamically More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

NZ locks down city after first local Covid-19 cases in 102 days

currentnews New Zealand has announced it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of Covid-19 were discovered in the city, the first evidence of domestic transmission after being coronavirus-free More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

currentnews The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a Covid-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced it had approved a vaccine. President More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Trump says ‘great’ bond with China’s Xi changed after Covid-19

currentnews US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has frayed in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic and that he has not spoken to his Chinese counterpart More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, August 10th, 2020

Fifth member of BJP killed by Kashmir militants

currentnews A Kashmir politician who died of gunshot wounds on Monday has become the fifth member of India’s ruling nationalist party to be killed by militants in the turbulent region since last month. The More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, August 10th, 2020

40% COVID-19 cases have no symptoms, may be key to ending pandemic: Report

currentnews When researcher Monica Gandhi began digging deeper into outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, she was struck by the extraordinarily high number of infected people who had no symptoms. A Boston homeless More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, August 10th, 2020

Pranab Mukherjee tests COVID-19 positive

currentnews Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Mukherjee said that he has tested positive for the highly-infectious virus today (Monday) while he was on More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, August 9th, 2020

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

currentnews New Zealand marked 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency. There are still 23 active cases but all More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Missing Bangladeshi found dead at hospital

currentnews A Bangladesh national, who was missing since Tuesday’s massive explosion in Lebanese capital of Beirut, found dead at a hospital. The dead was identified as Mohammad Rashed, hailed from Narayanganj. Bangladesh More...

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