Govt orders 75m Sinopharm vaccines

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said the government has ordered 75 million doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to purchase while already made the payment of 15 million doses out of it.

“We ordered 75 million doses Sinopharm (vaccine) … and we have already sent money for 15 million doses out of these,” he told media at State Guest House Padma in the capital on Thursday.

Apart from purchasing vaccine, the foreign minister said that Dhaka would receive 34 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine next week and one million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine later this month under Covax framework.

Besides, he said, Bangladesh is scheduled to get six million more doses of Pfizer vaccine in the first week of September under the Covax as well.

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