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Bangladesh receives 1.0m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from India

| Updated: October 09, 2021 22:32:10

Bangladesh receives 1.0m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from India

Bangladesh on Saturday received 1.0 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine as part of commercial purchase from India.

The consignment arrived at 17:40pm, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, mentioning that this is commercial supply against the Beximco's purchase order, reports UNB.

Bangladesh has so far received 8.0 million of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses produced by Serum Institute of India (SII) through its contract.

Bangladesh also received 3.3 million doses of vaccine as a bilateral partnership gift.

Bangladesh entered into a deal with the Serum Institute of India (SII) to purchase 30 million doses of a potential vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.

Bangladesh was supposed to get five million doses of vaccine per month as the SII and Bangladesh's Beximco Pharma signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for priority delivery of the vaccine doses.

Earlier, the Indian government announced the resumption of Covid vaccine exports from October amid improvement of COVID situation.

The world's largest vaccine producer had halted exports in April to cater to domestic demand as infections shot up.

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