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India to gift Dhaka 20 lakh doses of Oxford-Astrazenca Covid-19 vaccines tomorrow: Bangladesh Foriegn Ministry COVID19

India to gift Dhaka 20 lakh doses of Oxford-Astrazenca Covid-19 vaccines tomorrow: Bangladesh Foriegn Ministry

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Jan 2021, 06:12 pm

New Delhi: Bangladesh government has said India will gift 20 lakh doses of Oxford-Astrazenca Covid-19 vaccines (Covishield) on Jan 21, reflecting the friendly relationship shared between the two nations.

Bangladesh’s foreign ministry confirmed the development on Facebook.

"Bangladesh will receive 20 lakh doses of Oxford-Astrazenca Covid-19 vaccines (Covishield) from India as a gift on 21 January," Bangladesh Foreign Minister said in a statement.

Bangladesh will receive 20 lakh doses of Oxford-Astrazenca Covid-19 vaccines (Covishield) from India as a gift on 21...

Posted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh on Monday, January 18, 2021

"A special flight of India carrying the consignment will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka the day after tomorrow," read the statement.

The ruling Awami League also tweeted the development and said: "#Bangladesh to receive 2 million doses of #Oxford #Astrazeneca #COVID19 #vaccines from the Indian Govt as gift. This is in addition to the procurement of 30 million #CoronaVaccines from @SerumInstIndia . The gift doses are expected to arrive on 20 Jan: DGHS, Ministry of #Health."

There was no immediate word from Indian officials on the development, reports Hindustan Times.