CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Daily virus count: 218 cases, 2 deaths
The caseload stands at 2,008,500 as the death toll rises to 29,312
Parts of China's Hainan extend COVID lockdown
Lhasa in Tibet also tightens restrictions among the latest curbs to contain COVID clusters in the country
Daily virus count: 214 cases, 1 death
The caseload stands at 2,008,282 as the death toll rises to 29,310
Several Chinese cities add COVID curbs
The COVID-hit cities impose fresh restrictions and lockdowns to contain flare-ups that are again threatening to disrupt local economies
First COVID shots for kids aged 5-11
The special paediatric Pfizer vaccine will be expanded nationwide on Aug 25.
Daily virus count: 198 cases, 1 death
The caseload stands at 2,008,068 as the death toll rises to 29,309
Daily virus count: 239 cases, 1 death
The caseload stands at 2,007,870 as the death toll rises to 29,308
US donates 1.5m COVID doses for Bangladeshi kids
Bangladesh plans to use the doses to vaccinate children aged 5-11
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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