Bangladesh receives 781,000 more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan  Administration of second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine within one or two days: Health Minister  Elderly people to get vaccinated on priority basis
Hossen Sohel for DOT
 Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said that Bangladesh is likely to administer second doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine within one or two days, report Kaler Kantho, Bangladesh Pratidin.
 The Minister made the disclosure after receiving a consignment of second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Japan at Shahjalal International Airport yesterday.
 Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque received the second consignment of 781,320 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Japan under the Covax facility.
 A cargo flight of Cathay Pacific that carried the vaccine doses landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 3:15pm.
 Health Service Division Senior Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah and Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki were also present there.
“We’re thankful to Japan. They’ve proved that they’re real friends of all Bangladeshis,” said Momen after receiving the vaccine consignment.
He said Japan, maybe in the future, would be providing more and more support to deal with the situation.
Momen said Covid-19 is a big global problem and no country can resolve it alone.