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Covid-19 vaccine: Bangladesh signs agreement to purchase 30 million doses of vaccine with India

Covid-19 vaccine: Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to buy 30 million doses on Thursday. British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca’s developed vaccine is considered a potential candidate against the corona virus. Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Malik told reporters that the agreement was signed in Dhaka.

Bangladesh will buy 30 million doses of Kovid vaccine from India

He said, “Whenever the vaccine is ready, the Serum Institute of India will give us 30 million doses in the first phase.” He also informed that a dose of five million vaccines would be purchased every month from BangiMesh drug maker Beximo Pharmaceuticals. Malik informed that 15 million people will be vaccinated and two doses of vaccine will be required for each person. Serum Institute, the world’s leading vaccine manufacturer, has partnered with AstraZeneca, the Gates Foundation and Gavai to prepare and supply more than one billion doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine globally.

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AstraZeneca has tied up with many companies in the world to manufacture and supply vaccines. Officials said that the government of Bangladesh is in talks with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, including developed partners, to secure funds for the vaccine. Meanwhile, there is uncertainty over the final phase of human trials of the potential Kovid-19 vaccine for Synovac Biotech in Bangladesh as the government has stepped aside from meeting the Chinese company’s co-funding demand. In the field of vaccine preparation, the Indian vaccine manufacturer Serum is considered to be prominent in the world.

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