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Japan sends 7 lakh more vaccine jabs

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 23 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Another 704,010 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Japan arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday.  

The vaccine jabs were delivered as an add-on to the 788,200 doses that arrived on December 14, totaling approximately 1.5 million. 

In July and August, the Government of Japan provided over 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh through the COVAX Facility to meet the urgent needs of the Bangladeshi people who had been waiting for the AstraZeneca vaccine for a long time, said the Embassy of Japan.

Considering the fact that there are still many people who require vaccination in Bangladesh, and in light of the important relationship between Japan and Bangladesh, the Government of Japan decided to provide another 1.5 million vaccines for the people of Bangladesh.

“I am delighted that Japan has delivered another 704,010 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh. We provided over 4.5 million doses of vaccines for the Bangladeshi people since July. We hope this vaccine support will contribute to the Bangladesh government’s efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh. 

“Japan hopes that equitable and comprehensive access to safe and effective vaccines will be ensured in Bangladesh. I would like to reiterate that Japan will stand by Bangladesh in the fight against Covid-19 and will work together to contain the virus,” he said.