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Momen hopeful of getting vaccine from China before Eid

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:46 PM, 4 May 2021  

Momen hopeful of getting vaccine from China before Eid

Momen hopeful of getting vaccine from China before Eid

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen is expecting to get vaccine from China before the holy Eid-ul-Fitr. He said the Chinese government has started work to start delivery of Covid-19 vaccine before Eid-ul-Fitr.

He also said on Tuesday that the Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka had also given assurances in this regard. We are optimistic about this.

Dr. AK Abdul Momen said a five-day holiday is going on in China following May Day. The holiday will end on May 5. Everything is closed there because of the holidays.

"We have also been in touch with different countries to get the vaccine," he added. Negotiations are also underway with Russia and the United States to get the vaccine.

"We know that the United States has 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. We asked them for the vaccine by letter. We said, give it to us as a grant, if it is not, we are willing to buy it if you want. They (the United States) have not yet responded to our letter. We are trying to get the vaccine from the United States as well," he said.

Earlier on Monday, Health Minister Dr. Zahid Maleque said the corona vaccine would arrive from China by May 10.

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