President to receive coronavirus vaccine this afternoon

Sun Online Desk

10th March, 2021 11:10:27 printer

President to receive coronavirus vaccine this afternoon

President Abdul Hamid will get his first jab of Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

He will receive the shot at 5:00 pm, his Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said.

A countrywide vaccination drive was launched on Febriray 7.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the first dose on March 4. On February 24, her sister Sheikh Rehana received the first jab.

By Tuesday, 4,013,963 people received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The second dose has to be taken between 8 and 12 weeks of the first one.

So far, 5,251,935 people have completed their registration for vaccine.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Until Tuesday, the country reported 552,087 cases with 8,489 fatalities. So far, 505,349 patients (91.46 per cent) have recovered.