China wants to deliver second consignment of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines as part of gifts to Bangladesh by June 13.
Hualong Yan, deputy chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, said, "600,000 vaccines as gifts by Chinese government is ready for delivery by 13th of June."
Earlier Health Minister Zahid Maleque told The Daily Star that Chinese officials have informed Bangladesh about arrival of the vaccines in seven to 10 days.
On May 12, Bangladesh received a gift of five lakh Sinopharm vaccine jabs from China. The government has already started administering those doses to medical students on a priority basis.