WORLD Bangladesh resumes COVID-19 inoculation drive with Chinese vaccines

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Bangladesh resumes COVID-19 inoculation drive with Chinese vaccines

Xinhua

08:38, June 20, 2021

A medical worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine for a resident in Dacca, Bangladesh, May 25, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

DHAKA - Bangladesh resumed administering the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in parts of the country on Saturday thanks to the China-donated Sinopharm vaccines.

Those who already registered but have not received their first shots will get priority for vaccination, which resumed in 67 centers across the country, a notice issued by the country's health directorate said.

Bangladesh suspended administering the first dose of the vaccine on April 26 after India halted export due to a supply crunch. Subsequently, the country's drug regulator authorized emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccines.

The second batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in Bangladesh last week.

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