POST TIME: 18 September, 2021 05:55:09 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 September, 2021 12:01:52 PM
Dhaka receives 50 lakh more doses of Sinopharm vaccine
UNB, Dhaka

Dhaka receives 50 lakh more doses of Sinopharm vaccine

 Fifty lakh more doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Dhaka from China early Saturday.

A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the vaccine consignment landed  at Shahjalal International Airport at 2am. 

Chief Health Coordinator Dr Abu Jaher received the vaccine consignment at the airport.

The vaccine doses are part of the commercial purchase from China.

On September 11, Bangladesh received around 54 lakh doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently told Parliament that the government had made arrangements to get more than one crore Covid-19 jabs every month.

According to the schedule received from the company producing Sinopharm, two crore shots will be available every month from October and six crore from December, she added.

On August 16, Bangladesh, China and Incepta Vaccine Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the co-production of the Sinopharm vaccine in Bangladesh