Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received first dose of corona vaccine on Thursday afternoon, as Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed the media.
Prime Minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present at the time.
Earlier on February 24, Sheikh Rehana, also the younger daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in the country virtually in the capital’s Kurmitola General Hospital (KGH) on January 27.
The first shot of the Oxford-Astrazeneca developed vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) was administered to a nurse, Runu Veronica Costa, of KGH. Then four more people, including two doctors, a traffic police and an Army Brigadier received the vaccine at the hospital.