Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday said 5 lakh doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will arrive Bangladesh on May 12 (Wednesday).
He made this official announcement during an interaction with the members of Diplomatic Correspondents’ Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) virtually.
“It’s the latest outcome of China-Bangladesh anti-pandemic cooperation,” Li Jiming said.
DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and General Secretary AKM Moinuddin also spoke at the event.
Chinese Ambassador said “China is dedicated to international vaccine cooperation.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally.
The Sinopharm vaccine is produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG).
Bangladesh has kept up its intensified efforts to get Oxford-AstraZeneca and China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines from India, the United States and China, reports UNB.