The second consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine from India will arrive in the country on February 22, said Managing Director of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Nazmul Hassan on Monday.
He made the disclosure while talking to reporters after taking the vaccine at Kurmitola General Hospital in the morning.
Nazmul, also Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president, said 20-30 lakh doses of vaccine will come this time. “The number of doses depends on the demand. However, there’s nothing about violating the agreement.”
He also said there no scope of any vaccine crisis in the country.
The BCB chief said it is not mandatory for cricketers to take the vaccine. “Those who are willing to receive it can do so.”
He, however, said cricketers who are going to the New Zealand tour will be vaccinated in a couple of days.
Bangladesh signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India to procure 3 crore doses of vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca through Beximco.
The first consignment of 50 lakh doses arrived in the country on January 25 last.
Besides, India gave Bangladesh another 20 lakh doses as a gift.