Bangladesh has received its first consignment of two million doses of Sinopharm vaccine.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with the vaccines from China at around 12:40am Saturday.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque received the vaccine doses on behalf of the government.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and other high officials of the government were also there to receive the Sinopharm vaccine doses purchased from China.
The government has so far approved the emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sinopharm (China), Sputnik-V (Russia), Pfizer-BioNTech (USA/Germany) and Crona Vac (China) vaccines.