5.4m more Sinopharm doses to arrive on Saturday
Published : Friday, 10 September, 2021 at 8:30 PM Count : 299
Bangladesh is going to receive 5.4 million more doses of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.
This is the fourth consignment of the purchased vaccine Bangladesh is receiving from China.
Hualong Yan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, confirmed the matter through a Facebook post on Friday night.
"As strategic partner of Bangladesh, China will always remain the most reliable supplier whatever and whenever our Bangladeshi friend needs," he wrote.
China has provided 2.1 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine as a gift to Bangladesh, 3.4 million doses under the Covax facility, and 8 million doses as part of an arrangement of a large-scale commercial purchase so far.
Till now, 13.5 million Sinopharm vaccines have arrived from China.
Of them, 1.1 million shots were received under the Covax facility.
Bangladesh is now administering vaccines developed by four companies – AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Sinopharm.