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Japan’s gift of 7.81 lakh Astrazeneca vaccine doses arrive in Dhaka

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A consignment of more 7 lakh 81 thousand 440 doses of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine gifted by Japan to Bangladesh arrived in Dhaka.

A cargo flight of Cathay Pacific carrying the consignment landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 3:25pm on Saturday.

Earlier, the flight left Narita International Airport in Tokyo for Dhaka at about 9:45pm (Japan’s local time) on Friday.

It was stated in the Facebook page of Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.

The embassy said the fourth consignment of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine gifted by Japan to Bangladesh was coming to Dhaka.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed was present at Narita International Airport when the cargo flight took off the tarmac.

The embassy further said a total of 24 lakh, out of 30 lakh doses of vaccine, gifted by Japan has been sent to Dhaka.

The first consignment of 2 lakh 45 thousand 200 vaccine doses gifted by Japan arrived in Dhaka on July 24 last, while the second consignment of 7 lakh 81 thousand 320 doses of vaccine arrived on July 31 last and the third consignment of 6 lakh 16 thousand 780 doses of vaccine arrived on August 2 last.

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