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7.81 lakh AstraZeneca shots arrive from Japan

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:54 PM, 31 July 2021   Updated: 05:47 PM, 31 July 2021

7.81 lakh AstraZeneca shots arrive from Japan

7.81 lakh AstraZeneca shots arrive from Japan

The second consignment of 7,81,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under Covax from Japan has arrived in Dhaka.

The vaccine consignment arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a Hong Kong Airlines flight around 3pm on Saturday.

Confirming the matter, Shamsul Haque, Member of the Vaccine Deployment Committee of the Department of Health, said that a special plane carrying vaccines arrived in the country at 2.50 pm on Saturday. This aircraft has 7,81,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen received the vaccines at the airport. The vaccine will be stored in the walk-in cooler room of the central EPI store.

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