Bangladesh received another consignment of 54 lakh doses of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine early Saturday.
This is the fourth consignment of the vaccine purchased by Bangladesh from China.
A flight of Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the vaccine, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at about 12:45am.
Dr Shamsul Haque, Member Secretary of the Vaccine Deployment Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), received the consignment at the airport.
On Friday night, Hualong Yan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, confirmed the matter through a Facebook post.
BDST: 1231 HRS, SEP 11, 2021