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20 lakh Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Dhaka

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 18th July, 2021 11:38:34 AM
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20 lakh Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Dhaka


Twenty lakh doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 arrived in Dhaka last night as part of the commercial agreement.

A consignment of 10 lakh vaccines arrived at 11:45pm on Saturday and another consignment of 10 vaccines at 3:00am of Sunday at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The Chinese government has earlier gifted 11 lakh doses of Sinopharm vaccine to Bangladesh.

Apart from this, Bangladesh signed an agreement with Sinopharm to procure 1.5 crore doses that will be delivered in three months.

As part of that agreement, Bangladesh has received 20 lakh doses of the Sinopharm vaccine earlier this month.

The government started inoculating people with the Sinopharm vaccine everywhere except the city corporation areas.