Bangladesh gets another vaccine donation from China

DHAKA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has received another batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government. The vaccines which arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka at around 6:00 p.m. local time Friday were received by senior officials from Bangladesh's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The shipment comes two days after Bangladesh received the first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility. M Mushtuq Husain, adviser to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under Bangladesh's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said China's vaccine contributions would immensely help Bangladesh continue the country's nationwide ongoing mass inoculation drive. With vaccines from China and other countries, Bangladesh on Aug. 7 launched its countrywide mass vaccination campaign. The mass vaccination drive came amid the surging COVID-19 cases in parts of Bangladesh. Bangladesh reported 8,465 new COVID-19 cases and 197 new deaths on Friday, taking the tally to 1,405,333 and death toll to 23,810, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Bangladesh gets another vaccine donation from China

DHAKA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has received another batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

The vaccines which arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka at around 6:00 p.m. local time Friday were received by senior officials from Bangladesh's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The shipment comes two days after Bangladesh received the first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility.

M Mushtuq Husain, adviser to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) under Bangladesh's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said China's vaccine contributions would immensely help Bangladesh continue the country's nationwide ongoing mass inoculation drive.

With vaccines from China and other countries, Bangladesh on Aug. 7 launched its countrywide mass vaccination campaign.

The mass vaccination drive came amid the surging COVID-19 cases in parts of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh reported 8,465 new COVID-19 cases and 197 new deaths on Friday, taking the tally to 1,405,333 and death toll to 23,810, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.