• Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:25 pm

Finance Minister: Govt to gradually provide free vaccines for all adult citizens

  • Published at 02:23 pm January 20th, 2021
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed a Tk 568,000 crore budget for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year in parliament on Thursday, Jun 11, 2020. PID
File photo: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed a Tk 568,000 crore budget for the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year in parliament on Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 PID

The overall infection rate of the country stands at 15.18%.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has told the parliament that the government will gradually provide Covid-19 vaccine to all Bangladeshi citizens, above the age of 18, at free of cost.

He also informed that the Health Ministry has approved the draft plan for vaccine distribution and preparations for successful inoculation have already been completed.

The finance minister said this while presenting a report on budget implementation progress, trend of income, expenditure and economic analysis of the first half (July-December) period of the current fiscal at the parliament, media reports say.

Earlier on in the morning, Health Services Division Secretary Abdul Mannan confirmed that the shipment of 2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine gifted by India will arrive in Bangladesh on Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said the Covid-19 vaccination program will start in Dhaka first after the arrival of the vaccines from India, and then the campaign will be spread out across the country later.

Meanwhile, the daily test positivity rate for Covid-19 has again sunk below 5% in Bangladesh in 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday. 

A total of 702 people tested positive for Covid-19 over the same period, taking the total number of cases in Bangladesh to 529,031. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 15.18%.

The country has also registered 20 new deaths due to Covid-19 in the 24 hours, raising the total death tally to 7,942.

53
Facebook 52
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail