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Bangladesh receives 270K AstraZeneca doses from Bulgaria

  • Published at 07:12 pm September 15th, 2021
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken on March 19, 2021 Reuters

A DGHS representative received the consignment of vaccines

Bangladesh has received 270,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as donations from the Bulgarian government.

The vaccine consignment landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a cargo flight of Turkish Airlines on Wednesday.

A representative of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) received the vaccine consignment.

This indicates the joint efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh is on track to get 240 million doses either in March or April next year.

Momen said that Bangladesh needs 260 million doses and some jabs would be produced at home too. "However, there is no update on vaccine cooperation with Russia due to the Covid-19 situation there."

He said that half of the 160 million people of Bangladesh are young, while 22 million people have already been vaccinated.

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