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Bangladesh receives 5 million more Sinopharm Covid jabs from China

The latest consignment is part of the commercial purchase from China

Update : 23 Sep 2021, 12:40 PM

Around five million more doses of the Sinopharm vaccine of Covid-19 arrived in Dhaka from China in the early hours of Thursday.

A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with the vaccine consignment around 2am, said Maidul Islam Prodran, senior information officer (Health).

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

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

On September 18, Bangladesh received some five million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. Besides, 5.4 million doses of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine had arrived in Bangladesh on September 11.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently told parliament that the government had made arrangements to get more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs every month.

According to the schedule received from the company producing Sinopharm, 20 million shots will be available every month from October and 60 million from December, she had said.

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.

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