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.