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01:20 PM, January 20, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:40 PM, January 20, 2021

Covid-19: Govt to gradually vaccinate all Bangladeshis over 18 for free, finance minister says

Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to all Bangladeshi citizens -- aged above 18 -- for free, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said today.

"Every Bangladeshi above 18 will be brought under free inoculation gradually," the finance minister told the parliament today while sharing the report on budget realisation of first three months of the current fiscal year.

"The health ministry has approved the rough plan of vaccine distribution and preparations for successful inoculation have been completed already," he added.

In order to increase the capacity of the inoculation programme, government has increased its budget by TK 5,659 crore for importing Covid-19 vaccines and inoculating, he also said.

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