70-80pc people to get shots by March 2022
Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the government geared up its nationwide vaccination programmes to inoculate 70-80 percent population by March 2022.
Five crore people have already been vaccinated during the nationwide vaccination campaign, he said.
The minister was speaking at a programme arranged by Manikganj Sadar district Puja Celebration Council marking Durga Puja.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 killed 20 more people in Bangladesh and infected 415 others in 24 hours till yesterday morning.
On Friday, the single-day death toll fell to seven, the lowest in eight months, as the country reported 645 cases on the day.
With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,674 while the caseload mounted to 1,561,878, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh cases were detected after testing 16,925 samples.