Bangladesh re-enters its ‘strictest’ coronavirus lockdown yet after Eid break

Along with the police and other security forces, the army will be back on the streets to ensure no one breaches the stay-at-home guidance without an emergency reason from 6am to Aug 5 midnight. There were speculations that the government would defer the lockdown, but State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Thursday confirmed… Read More »

Shorter, less toxic treatment for highly drug-resistant TB cures nine out of ten

A six-month oral treatment regimen that limits exposure to the toxic drug linezolid can achieve a high cure rate in people with highly drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), Dr Francesca Conradie of Sizwe Tropical Diseases Hospital, Johannesburg, told the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) on Wednesday. Eighty-nine percent of study participants remained… Read More »