Parliament passes bill to ensure proportionate use of iodine in salt

Parliament today passed a bill titled "The Iodized Salt Bill, 2021" to ensure proportionate use of iodine in salt and regulate salt market in the country, with a provision of punishment for rule violators. Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun placed the bill, which was passed by voice vote. For all latest news, follow The…

New COVID-19 cases have dropped 80 per cent — and 5.3 million more shots are set to arrive next week

After months of mostly bad news, Canada's chief public health officer said today the country's COVID-19 trajectory has improved dramatically and an anticipated flood of doses should put the country "on the path back to the things we miss."Team Canada wheelchair rugby player Travis Murao, 38, gets his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at…

Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada will commit to sharing up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in a formal announcement that will come later in the G7 summit, the country's high commissioner to the United Kingdom said Friday.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, an…

12 die at RMCH Covid-19 unit in 24 hours

Twelve people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in 24 hours (till 8am today). Of the deceased, eight were Covid-19 positive and three were suspected cases while another was suffering from post-Covid complications, our staff correspondent reports quoting RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani. For all latest news, follow The Daily…

4 die in KMCH Covid-19 unit in 24 hours, number of admitted patients exceeds capacity

Four people died at the coronavirus unit of Khulna Medical College Hospital during 24 hours till this morning. Of them, two were Covid-19 positive while the rest had symptoms of the infection, said Dr Shuhash Ranjan Haldar, focal person of KMCH's coronavirus unit, and also the hospital's resident medical officer. For all latest news, follow The…