May 13, 2021, 9:23 pm


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2021-05-03 16:09:26 BdST

5 lakh doses of Covid vaccines from China will reach by May 10: Minister


Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said that the 5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China will reach Bangladesh by May 10.

The minister came up with the announcement after Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat this afternoon.

Earlier last week, the government approved emergency use of the Sinopharm vaccine.

The development comes at a time when the uncertainty looms over the ongoing Covid-19 inoculation campaign after the Indian government banned the export of Oxford vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII).

While the World health Organisation approved the Oxford vaccine. Sinopharm has yet to get approval for their vaccine from this UN health agency so far.

This Chinese vaccine has already been approved in Bahrain, China and United Arab Emirates.

Meantime, it has received emergency use authorisation in Argentina, Cambodia, Egypt, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe and limited use approval in Serbia and Seychelles.

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