Fri, 21 Jan 2022

DHAKA -- Bangladesh's COVID-19 vaccination drive has achieved a historic milestone of administering more than 100 million vaccine doses, mostly Chinese-made.

More than two-thirds of the vaccines administered in Bangladesh have come from China's Sinophram. (Bangladesh-Vaccination)

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HONG KONG -- The "Hong Kong Health Code" system will be open for registration from 9:00 a.m. local time on Dec. 10, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Thursday.

Members of the public can register for an account online from that time, and the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app 3.0 version will also be available for update on respective app stores at the same time, according to an online statement of the HKSAR government. (Hong Kong-Health Code)

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VIENTIANE -- Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh attended a traditional Lao ceremony Thursday in the country's capital Vientiane, praying for the smooth operation of the China-Laos Railway.

The China-Laos railway, with a length of 1,035 km and connecting Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province and Vientiane, is scheduled to start operation on Friday. (Laos-Railway-Ceremony)

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NEW DELHI -- Five people who had come into contact with the two confirmed cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in India's southern state of Karnataka have been kept under observation and their samples collected, said health ministry officials.

"The samples of these five persons have been sent for genome sequencing," said an official. (India-Omicron COVID-19 Cases)

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