Covid-19: Six lakh Chinese vaccines arrive in Bangladesh

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, a medical worker poses with a vial of the Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia. A key World Health Organization panel is set on Friday, May 7 to decide whether to authorize emergency of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine. The review by a WHO technical advisory group potentially paves the way for millions of doses of a Sinopharm vaccine to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed distribution program in the coming weeks or months. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)

Dailynewsun Desk:

The second consignment of six lakh Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine shots arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday.

“A total of six lakh doses of COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccine reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 5:30pm this afternoon,” said Dr Md Shamsul Haque, Line Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On May 12, Bangladesh received a gift of five lakh Sinopharm doses from China, the DGHS sources said.

Bangladesh has so far approved five COVID-19 vaccines to control the deadly disease. These vaccines are “CoronaVac”, manufactured by Sinovac Life Sciences Company Limited, Pfizer mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield produced by Serum Institute of India; Sputnik V manufactured by Generium Joint Stock Company of Russia; and Sinopharm produced by Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd of China, reports BSS.