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China to provide 110,000 vaccine doses to Bangladesh

 International Desk

 Published: 06:58 PM, 11 September 2020  

Coronavirus vaccine invented by China

Coronavirus vaccine invented by China

China will provide 110,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh free of cost to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

The New York Times reported on Friday, saying that “Sui-Li Wei, a spokesman for the media’s Beijing bureau, said China's Sinovac Biotech would conduct a trial on 4,200 health workers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.”

“The Chinese company has agreed to provide 110,000 free vaccine doses to Bangladesh,” Wei quoted as saying by John D. Clemens, executive director of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB).

The report said the amount was “very low” for the people of Bangladesh.

The report gives a detailed idea of how China seeks to enhance friendship through vaccines from Asia to Africa.

So far, China and Russia have been at the forefront in inventing the coronavirus vaccine. Russia has begun using the vaccine nationally with approval. The trial of the third phase of the ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine is not over yet.

Four vaccines from China are still in the third phase trial. No other country in the world has reached the third phase of the trial for the vaccine.

The Bangladesh government has already given permission to ICDDRB to try the Sinovac vaccine. The company has been saying for a few days that the trial will officially start very soon.