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1.77 million Sinopharm vaccine doses under Covax scheme arrive in Dhaka

With this, Bangladesh has received 11.57 million doses of the vaccine

Update : 11 Aug 2021, 05:57 PM

Another consignment of 1.77 million doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine under the Covax facility has arrived in Dhaka.

The Biman flight carrying the vaccine doses reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 7:50pm on Wednesday. 

The consignment had left from Beijing on an Emirates Airlines flight at 7:20am (local time) on Wednesday and had a loyover at Doha.

The information was confirmed by Hualong Yan, the deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, in a post on Facebook.

On Tuesday, Bangladesh received Sinopharm's 1.7 million doses of vaccine under the Covax facility.

With the latest consignment, Bangladesh has received a total of 11.57 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine so far.

The country earlier received 7 million doses of the vaccine, which it bought, from China.

Also Read - Bangladesh receives 1.7 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine under Covax scheme

Besides, China also sent 1.1 million Sinopharm doses as a gift to Bangladesh in two consignments back in July.

Earlier, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen had said that Bangladesh will receive six million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in September.

Apart from that, he said the country will soon also receive one million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is likely to come under the Covax facility.

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