COVID-19 vaccines gifted by India arrive in Dhaka
Published: 11:33 AM, 21 January 2021 Updated: 12:32 PM, 21 January 2021
The shipment of around 1.8 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine gifted by India arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday (January 21).
According to the sources, a special flight of Air India carrying 16 boxes bearing the vaccines landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:20 am.
The vaccines will be formally handed over by India to the Foreign Minister and the Health Minister of Bangladesh at the State Guest House, the Padma in the afternoon. Later, the vaccines will be taken to EPI's storage in Tejgaon.
Earlier this morning, the consignment of the vaccine arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Later at 8:00 am, the plane carrying the vaccine took off for Bangladesh.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) is the local manufacturer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.