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Dhaka to receive 30 lakh more doses of Sinopharm vaccine

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th July, 2021 09:06:30 PM
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Bangladesh will receive 30 lakh more doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China on Thursday night and early Friday.

The vaccine doses will arrive in Hazrat Shahjalal Airport in Dhaka by seperate flights, sources said. 

"Different flights carrying Sinopharm vaccine doses will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:00pm, 1:00am and 3:00am respectively," said Maidul Islam Prodhan, senior information officer of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

The country got 40 lakh Sinopharm vaccine doses from China  in two phases on July 16 and 18.

Also, Bangladesh received another 20 lakh vaccine doses on July 2 as per the agrrement.

Mentionable, the government purchased 1.5 crore doses of vaccine from Sinopharm, which is expected to arrive in Bangladesh within next three months.