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7.9 lakh more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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7.9 lakh more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive today

A consignment of 7.9 lakh more doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Dhaka from Germany today.

The vaccines will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a flight of Qatar Airways at 5pm on Saturday, the health ministry sources said.

Senior Secretary of Health Service Division Md. Lokman Hossain Miah and German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Tröster will be present at the airport to receive the vaccine.

A press briefing is also scheduled to be held by the senior secretary after receiving the vaccines at the airport, the sources added.

Bangladesh first started National Vaccination Programme against Covid-19 with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (Covishield) from February 7 this year.