Trial of Chinese vaccine begins in country...

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Trial of Chinese vaccine begins in country

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:33 PM, 25 May 2021  

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The trial of the China-produced COVID-19 vaccine has started in the country. 

Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the pilot immunization program at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday morning.

The vaccine will be administered to doctors, nurses and technologists at four government hospitals - Dhaka Medical College, Mugda Medical College, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College in the capital. 

It has been reported that the vaccine recipients will be kept under observation for seven to 10 days. Later, five lakh doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, gifted by China, will be administered to 2.5 lakh people.