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Bangladesh to receive 10 lakh Covid-19 vaccines from India

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:25 PM, 8 October 2021   Updated: 07:19 PM, 8 October 2021

Bangladesh to receive 10 lakh Covid-19 vaccines from India

Bangladesh to receive 10 lakh Covid-19 vaccines from India

India has approved Serum Institute of India (SII) to export 10 lakh doses of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. 

India's news agency PTI reported quoting the country's Health Ministry on Thursday.

Besides, Bangladesh,  Nepal, and Myanmar will also get 10 lakh Covishield vaccine doses each from India, said the Country's Health Ministry. 

According to the report, India's Bharat Biotech has been permitted to provide Iran with 10 lakh doses of Covaxin, India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme in October, the sources also said. The two vaccine manufacturers will start exporting vaccines this month.

"While 10 lakh doses of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin would be sent to Iran, Serum Institute of India will export 10 lakh doses of Covishield each to Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme in October," a senior health ministry official said.

It is to be mentioned that SII had signed an agreement with Beximco Pharma of Bangladesh to sell Covishield vaccine doses. But in March-April-May, the country stopped exporting vaccines due to the second wave of corona in India.

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