Chinese workers in Bangladesh get a Covid shot in the arm

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 22:56, May 29,2021 | Updated: 23:04, May 29,2021


Health workers inoculate a Chinese citizen with Covid vaccine donated by the Chinese government at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday. — New Age photo

Chinese engineers and technicians working in mega projects in Bangladesh got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.

Moreover, about 1,000 students from Bangladesh's four leading medical colleges -- Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mugda Medical College -- have taken their first shot of the Covid vaccine produced by China's Sinopharm, said the Embassy.

The Chinese government has gifted five lakh doses of the vaccine to Bangladesh.

UNB Dhaka University correspondent reports: The vaccination of Chinese citizens will continue until Sunday at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) underground vaccination booths of the emergency section.

A total of 456 Chinese citizens will be vaccinated, DMCH Director Brigadier General Md Nazmul Haque Said.

‘We got a letter from the Health Ministry. We will vaccinate a total of 456 Chinese citizens by tomorrow,’ he said.

Bangladesh's drug regulator on April 29 authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

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