Bangladesh has already suspended the first dose of vaccines. Those people who have been given the first dose of Vaccine, if the vaccine does not reach on time, then they will miss their second dose.
Sinopharm Vaccine (AFP)
All countries are helping each other in the war against Corona. This help is being given by the consignment of Vaccine and medical equipment. In the same sequence, China has given 500,000 doses of ‘Sinopharm’ to help Bangladesh facing a shortage of anti-COVID-19 vaccines. Bangladesh has a population of 16 million and there has been a huge shortage of vaccines since the ban on the export of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from India.
Let us know that COVID-19 vaccines of Oxford-AstraZeneca are being manufactured by ‘Serum Institute of India’. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jiming handed over a dose of ‘Sinoform’ to Dhaka on Wednesday. Bangladesh also approved China’s vaccine after the World Health Organization approved the emergency use of the ‘Sinoform’ vaccine globally. Earlier, Bangladesh had received 7 million doses of the vaccine from the Indian Institute. However, as of June 30 million doses are to be given to Bangladesh under this deal.
Bangladeshi waiting for second dose
Bangladesh has already suspended its first dose of vaccines. Those people who have been given the first dose of vaccine, if the vaccine does not reach on time, then they will miss taking their second dose. Bangladesh is trying to diversify its vaccine sources. It has demanded 4 million vaccine doses from the US. In addition, an agreement has been signed with Russia to manufacture Sputnik-V vaccines locally in Bangladesh.
China had ‘threatened’ on the quad
China is helping Bangladesh with 5,00,000 vaccine doses. This information has come out a day after the news that it was said that China has indirectly threatened Bangladesh to join the quad. China called the Quad an ‘anti-Beijing’ group. At the same time, Bangladesh had said that it is an independent and sovereign country and they decide their own foreign policy.
On this disputed statement of the Chinese Ambassador, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momin said that Bangladesh follows a non-aligned and balanced foreign policy and will decide for itself what should be done in accordance with these principles.
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