Nearly 8 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan will arrive in Dhaka today (Saturday, July 31).
Shahabuddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan has seen off the second consignment of Japan-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine at the Narita airport on Friday (July 30).
The freight of ANA carrying the vaccine departed from the Narita Airport Terminal-1 at 22:40 hrs. (JST) and is scheduled to reach Dhaka tomorrow (Saturday, July 31)), according to the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.
This delivery is part of Japan's announced commitment of supplying over 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in phases to Bangladesh under WHO-COVAX mechanism.
From the Embassy, Political Counsellor & Head of Chancery of Mission, Sheikh Farid and First Secretary, Ms. Tushita Chakma were present with the Ambassador.