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U.S. welcomed the arrival of vaccines from COVAX in country

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The United States welcomed the arrival in Bangladesh of 1 lakh 620 doses of the Pfizer-Bioentech Covid-19 vaccine from COVAX.The consignment of this vaccine has arrived in Bangladesh through the global initiative COVAX Advanced Market Commitment' taken to ensure fair access to the vaccine.

The consignment arrived at Shahjalal International Airport on Monday, 31 May at around 11pm with an EK-584 flight.

The United States, the world's largest donor of the Covid-19 vaccine, recently announced 2 billion as part of its 4 billion pledge to help the Global Vaccine Alliance deliver Gavi-COVAX Advance Market Commitment.

Welcoming the arrival of the COVAX vaccine in Bangladesh, US Ambassador to Dhaka Robert Earl Miller said, "The COVID-19 epidemic sends a message that no country can act alone against a global epidemic. (And that is why) the United States, Bangladesh and global partners.

"We are working closely together to tackle the epidemic. We are committed to working hand in hand with the Government of Bangladesh to build a more organized and tolerant approach to future crises, including this unprecedented global health crisis."

The ambassador said the US grant to COVAX through USAID would help secure the purchase of the safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, which would reach the most vulnerable and vulnerable people in 92 low- and middle-income countries around the world. This assistance will play an important role in controlling the current epidemic, slowing down the creation of new variants of the (variable corona virus) and reviving the global economy.

Noting that the United States is working closely with the Bangladesh government to protect the health of the people of Bangladesh, Miller said more than 7 million has so far been provided through USAID, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen government action against COVID-19. Provided development and humanitarian assistance. This assistance will be provided to treat and save the lives of Bangladeshis infected with Covid-19, strengthen testing capacity and increase surveillance, increase the incidence of Covid-19 and increase infection prevention and control practices, increase supply and equipment management, increase public awareness of the disease, and medical professionals. Training; And has contributed to the promotion of effective vaccination programs.

The United States has also donated 100 state-of-the-art ventilators and gas analyzers made in the United States to help Bangladesh cope with the Covid, which will help Bangladesh build its own ventilator; And distributed hundreds of thousands of locally manufactured personal protective equipment (PPEs) to individuals working on the front lines across Bangladesh.

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