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5 lakh doses of Chinese vaccine arrive in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent
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Chinese vaccine arrive in Dhaka
Five lakh Chinese Sinofarm vaccines given to Bangladesh as a gift to fight the corona epidemic have arrived in Dhaka. Chinese embassy sources in Dhaka said.

The Air Force (S-3 AGF) flight arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:31 am on Wednesday, May 12.

According to Chinese embassy sources, the vaccines, which reached Dhaka, will be officially handed over to Bangladesh by China at the state guest house Padma at 11:30 am on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, even if five lakh doses of vaccine as a gift are actually given, it may take some more time for the vaccine to arrive commercially from China according to the demand of Bangladesh.

Earlier on Tuesday, May 11 in the afternoon the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Ministry of Defense was informed that a special cargo plane of the Bangladesh Air Force had gone to Beijing to bring the vaccine.

Chinese Ambassador to Dhaka Li Jiming said on Monday, May 10 that China would assist Bangladesh in coping with the Corona epidemic. The country will vaccinate five lakh synoform for this purpose. A few days ago, the World Health Organization gave emergency approval for the use of this vaccine.

Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in India, the country stopped exporting vaccines. As a result, there is uncertainty about getting the remaining 2 3 million doses of vaccine bought from Bangladesh by the best of India.

In such a situation, the government has approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Russia's Sputnik V and the Chinese company Sinofarm.

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