China in close discussion with Bangladesh over Covid-19 vaccine aid

Published: 12 Feb 2021

Online Desk

China is now in close discussion with Bangladesh over coronavirus vaccine assistance, said Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Friday.

"China just announced to provide 10 million Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries through the COVAX initiative," said the ambassador in a video message marking the Chinese New Year, reports UNB.

Bangladesh launched a massive countrywide vaccination drive on Feburary 7. The government received five million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, procured from the Serum Institute of India, last month.

India also gifted two million doses of the vaccine.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last week ordered reducing the age limit from 55 years to 40 to get registered for vaccination to expand and accelerate the drive.

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