7.81 lakh AstraZeneca doses arrive from Japan
Bangladesh today received 7.81 lakh doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from Japan under the COVAX facility, bringing the total supply from the country to 10.26 lakh.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque received the second consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 3:15pm. Cathay Pacific Airways carried the doses to Dhaka.
Senior Secretary of Health Service Division Lokman Hossain Miah and Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Ito Naoki were also present.
Japan started supplying the vaccines with the first consignment arriving on July 24. Japan is supplying to Bangladesh a total of three million AstraZeneca vaccine doses.