Chinese engineers and technicians working in mega projects in Bangladesh got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.
Moreover, about 1,000 students from Bangladesh's four leading medical colleges -- Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mugda Medical College -- have taken their first shot of the Covid vaccine produced by China's Sinopharm, said the Embassy.
The Chinese government has gifted five lakh doses of the vaccine to Bangladesh.
UNB Dhaka University correspondent reports: The vaccination of Chinese citizens will continue until Sunday at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) underground vaccination booths of the emergency section.
A total of 456 Chinese citizens will be vaccinated, DMCH Director Brig. Gen. Md. Nazmul Haque told UNB.
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"We got a letter from the Health Ministry. We will vaccinate a total of 456 Chinese citizens by tomorrow," he said.
Bangladesh's drug regulator on April 29 authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in the country.