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12:26 AM, February 28, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:51 AM, February 28, 2021

PM orders procurement of 3 crore more Covid-19 vaccine doses

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued directives for procurement of another three crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as the nationwide first round of vaccination campaign was underway.

In case of unavailability of the shots from outside, Bangladesh itself would produce the vaccines, the premier said.

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"I have already asked our pharmaceutical companies that can do it [manufacture vaccines] to get prepared while we are seeing whether the vaccines are brought into the country …" she said while addressing a press conference, joining virtually from her Gono Bhaban residence in the capital yesterday.

Bangladesh has so far received 90 lakh vaccine doses as part of a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on November 5 last year and a subsequent agreement on December 13 last year among Bangladesh government, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Serum Institute of India.

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