10 lakh Covishield vaccines reach Dhaka from India...

Dhaka, Sunday   17 October 2021

10 lakh Covishield vaccines reach Dhaka from India

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:11 PM, 9 October 2021  

10 lakh Covishield vaccines reach Dhaka from India

10 lakh Covishield vaccines reach Dhaka from India

Ten lakh doses of Covishield vaccines developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Serum Institute of India arrived in Dhaka today.

The flight of the vaccine consignment reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 6pm today.

A total of 1.03 crore Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been received from India. Of these, 33 lakh were gifted by India, and 70 lakh vaccines were purchased. 

On January 25 this year, the first consignment of 50 lakh vaccines purchased from India arrived. Then the second consignment of vaccines bought from India in the second phase arrived on February 23. In all, a total of 70 lakh vaccines shipments were received from India. 

Meanwhile, India gifted 33 lakh vaccines to Bangladesh in three phases. In the first phase, on January 21 this year, India gifted 20 lakh vaccines of Oxford-AstraZeneca to Bangladesh.

In the second phase, on March 26, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Dhaka and gifted another 12 lakh vaccines. In the third phase, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited Dhaka on April 8 and gifted one lakh vaccine shots to Bangladesh

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