The second batch of 6 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine made by Chinese Sinofarm will arrive in Bangladesh on Sunday.
Two aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force left Dhaka for China on Saturday night to bring the vaccine shots.China will deliver this second consignment of Covid-19 vaccines as gifts to Bangladesh.
On May 12, Bangladesh received a gift of five lakh Sinopharm doses from China. The government has already started administering those to medical students on a priority basis.
The Chinese vaccines arrive in Bangladesh when it is desperately looking for vaccines from different sources after India halted AstraZeneca vaccine export in March amid a massive rise in Covid-19 infections.