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India hands over vaccine officially

Staff Correspondent || shiningbd

Published: 14:10, 21 January 2021   Update: 14:10, 21 January 2021
India hands over vaccine officially

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The 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine gifted by the Indian government has arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The vaccines were officially handed over by the Indian High Commission at the state guest house Padma at 1.30 pm today.

Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami formally handed over the vaccines at the state guest house Padma.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Health Minister Zahid Maleque, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, and many government officials were present at the time.

The vaccines arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 11:30 am on a special Air India flight from Mumbai. As a neighboring country, India gifted this medical aid to Bangladesh.