6 lakh China vaccine doses to come next week

11 June 2021 bdnews24.com


Bangladesh is set to receive a second batch of 600,000 doses of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine as a gift from China next week. The government will dispatch two aircraft to bring home the vaccines on Jun 13, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said on Thursday.
The vaccine, one of two main Chinese coronavirus vaccines that have been given to hundreds of millions of people in China and elsewhere, is the first developed by a non-Western country to win the backing of the World Health Organization. Bangladesh started its mass vaccination campaign last February using COVISHIELD, the vaccine developed by the UK's University of Oxford and Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca.

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