Bangladesh will receive one million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from India on Saturday evening.
Indian High Commission in Dhaka confirmed it.
The consignment of vaccine doses is scheduled to arrive at 5:40pm from the Serum Institute of India.
This is commercial supply against the Beximco order.
Earlier, the Indian government announced resumption of COVID-19 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.
Bangladesh entered a deal with the Serum Institute of India (SII) to purchase 30 million doses of a potential vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.