BD highly successful in ‘Vaccine diplomacy’
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said there is no shortage of vaccines in Bangladesh, adding that the vaccination drive in the country will go on as planned.
"There is no shortage of vaccines in Bangladesh. We are also ready to go into vaccine production," he said while speaking as the chief guest at an award ceremony at the Sylhet District Press Club auditorium.
He also said Bangladesh has been highly successful in "Vaccine Diplomacy" under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and guidance of the Covid-19 management committee.
"Till now, we are providing free jabs to our citizens. This is a very rare feat compared to other parts of the globe."
The minister's comment came when the uncertainty over vaccine supply is almost gone and the country sees downward trend in Covid infection.
However, the positivity rate increased slightly as it stood at 1.85 percent yesterday, up from previous day's 1.36 percent.
The country on the day reported 278 cases while Covid claimed overnight nine lives.
The total number of confirmed cases reached 15,67,414, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total number of Covid deaths in the country rose to 27,814 and the death rate was 1.77 percent.
A total of 15,042 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours. At least 294 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period.
[With inputs from UNB and BSS]