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Second consignment of Sinopharm vaccine arrives

The second consignment of Sinopharm vaccine, amounting to some 600,000 doses, arrived here on Sunday afternoon as a gift from the Chinese government.

Two C-130J transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force brought the consignment with the vaccine doses and some syringes to Bangladesh.

The aircraft with 26 crew of BAF and one representative from the Armed Forces Dvision (AFD) had left Dhaka airport on Saturday to transport the Coronavirus vaccine from China.

Just nine days after the arrival of the first batch of 500,000 doses of gifted vaccine in Bangladesh, China announced the provision of the second batch of gift to Bangladesh.

According to clinical statistics provided by Sinopharm and the evaluation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the efficacy rate of the vaccine is estimated to reach 79%, including all age groups.

This fully reflects the great importance China attaches to the friendly relations between the two countries, says China.

Source: United News of Bangladesh