Bangladesh: the unvaccinated aren’t allowed on the streets

The Bangladeshi government will not allow any unvaccinated people aged 18 or above on the streets from August 11, the day it will relax the ongoing lockdown.  “Anyone above 18 years will not be allowed on streets and on any mode of transport unless they are vaccinated,” Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, who presided over the meeting, told reporters.

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Bangladesh: new study shows 80% percent of children infected by Delta are under 10 years of age

The Chittagong study included children from newborns to 18-year-olds infected with coronavirus. The study found that 80 percent of the affected children are under 10 years of age. Delta variants have been identified in infants as young as eight months old.

The Sars-CoV-2 Delta variant is increasing corona infection among children in Chittagong. Of the 12 children who were recently selected for the coronavirus study, all were found to be infected with the Delta variant. The data was obtained by sequencing the genomes of 12 randomly selected children from Chittagong Maternal and Child Hospital and Chittagong General Hospital in the first week of June to July.

According to another study by the research team, 80 percent of adult Covid-19 patients are men, but children are the exception. Children are equally infected and infected with this variant. The presence of this variant was observed in 50 percent of boys and 50 percent of girls. Ninety-five percent of the children had fever and 60 percent had a cold and cough. However, one child was completely asymptomatic.

The head of the Corona unit of the General Hospital, Abdur Rab Masum said, “It is a matter of great concern that the level of covid among children is increasing. In this case, the need for specialized intensive care centers for children may increase in the coming days and the whole family should be more vigilant in the interest of children.

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Bangladesh: hardest #coronavirus lockdown so far announced

Bangladesh is set to enter the toughest lockdown enforced till now in a bid to control the alarming Covid-19 situation after logging the highest number of single-day fatalities and cases in two consecutive days.

During this lockdown, people will not be allowed to leave their houses except for emergencies and on top of that no movement passes will be issued like the last time, according to the decision taken at the Cabinet meeting on Monday. 

At the meeting, the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the authorities to provide food and cash aid to temporary jobless people, including transport workers and the floating population during this strict lockdown.

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Nepal: new #coronavirus daily case rate still closely tied to India’s outbreak

Nepal’s daily coronavirus case is still closely tracking that of its neighbour India, Nepal may also be in need of assistance with medical supplies and equipment to alleviate suffering within the next 7 days.

“Nepal Health Ministry says situation unmanageable as hospitals run out of beds The country’s health system cracks as coronavirus cases surge, crossing the 5,000 mark.” Kathmandu Post Report

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Nepal: rise in #coronavirus cases has similar trajectory to India driven by B117 and B1617


Maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality among pregnant women with and without COVID-19 #coronavirus infection

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From March to October last year the INTERCOVID team tracked data on 2,130 pregnant women across the world from Argentina to Russia, including the UK, US, France, Italy and Japan.

The results are stark: women with Covid during pregnancy were found to be over 50 per cent more likely to experience complications such as premature birth, pre-eclampsia, admission to intensive care and death compared with pregnant women unaffected by the disease.

While the consequences of such complications were more serious in lower-income countries, the elevated risk of complications in the first place were the same everywhere.

The impact of Covid was not limited to mothers, either. The babies of infected women the study followed were almost three times more likely to face “severe medical complications, such as admission to a neonatal intensive care unit – mostly due to premature birth.”

The Telegraph report on the INTERCOVID research

INTERCOVID research paper


See also:

CNN story: Brazil asks women ‘if possible’ to delay pregnancy over Covid variants

Brussels TImes story: Pregnant women should get priority vaccination 


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80% of #coronavirus infections in Dhaka, Bangladesh are B.1.351 South African variant – on March 5th 2021 there were zero cases

A recent study by the ICDDRB revealed that the South African variant B.1.351 of the novel coronavirus is dominant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Between March 18 and 24, the scientists at ICDDRB analysed genomic sequence of around 57 samples of Covid-19 positive patients. Of those, 46 or more than 80% were found as same as the South African variant of novel coronavirus.

In the previous week (between March 12 and 17), the ICDDRB team analysed genomic sequence of 99 novel coronavirus samples and found South African variant in 64 or more than 64% samples.

In the first week of March (between March 5 and 11), the team analysed genomic sequence of around 30 samples. In that case, there was no existence of South African variant. The samples were collected from 13 districts. report


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