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China to gift 5 lakh vaccine doses to Bangladesh

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:11 PM, 22 April 2021  

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said that China will gift 500,000 coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines dose to Bangladesh.

He made came up with the comments while addressing reporters at his residence on Thursday. He said talks were also underway with China on the vaccine. Beijing will give us 5 lakh vaccine doses. 

The foreign minister said many Chinese students in Bangladesh and those who do business with China are interested in getting the Chinese vaccine.

Earlier, the Russians who are working at the Rooppur power plant in Pabna had taken the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine, the foreign minister said.

He said the Russian vaccine Sputnik V would be produced in Bangladesh. Moscow and Dhaka have reached an agrement on this. Because we can sell it in third countries.