BSS-42 Six lakh Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Bangladesh





Six lakh Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Bangladesh

DHAKA, June 13, 2021 (BSS) – The second consignment of six lakh Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine shots arrived in Bangladesh today.

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

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.

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