Update July 14, 2021

Dhaka 11-20 am, 31-July, 2021

Japan announces to give 2.9m AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Bangladesh

Mirajul Moin Joy

Ito Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, has made the announcement on his Twitter post today (Wednesday).

He also mentioned in his tweet that Japan will stand by Bangladesh to fight against the Covid-19.

The ambassador also added in his tweet that Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi has made an announcement that 15 countries in the region will be provided with 11 million doses in total under the COVAX facilities.

Earlier on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on his verified Facebook said that more than 3 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine are being sent to Bangladesh via COVAX.

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the EU and a further 620,000 doses via the COVAX will reach Bangladesh in August.

China will give Bangladesh another 1 million doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on July 15 in addition to the commercial purchase agreement.

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