CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Daily count: 16 new COVID cases, no deaths
Dhaka records 13 cases as another 79 people recover nationwide
Daily virus count: 23 cases, no deaths
The caseload stands at 2,036,511 as the death toll remains unchanged at 29,431
China posts 3rd consecutive daily virus record
Mega-cities continue to struggle to contain outbreaks, with Chongqing and Guangzhou recording the bulk of new cases
Daily virus count: 19 cases, no deaths
The caseload stands at 2,036,488 as the death toll remains unchanged at 29,431
Daily virus count: 20 cases, no deaths
The caseload stands at 2,036,469 as the death toll stays unchanged at 29,431
China COVID infections hit record
Cities across the country are imposing localised lockdowns and other curbs, darkening the outlook for the world's second-largest economy
Updated COVID boosters offer better protection than original: US study
Vaccine effectiveness dropped to a range of 28%-31% when the boosters were given just two to three months after previous vaccination
Daily virus count: 33 cases, no deaths
The caseload stands at 2,036,449 as the death toll remains unchanged at 29,431
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher