India sends free doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. This vaccine is reported to be over 20 lakhs. This is coming at a crucial time in Bangladesh as the country is experiencing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
India had stood by Bangladesh during the (1971) Liberation War, and today, when the pandemic is rattling the world, India again came with gifts of vaccines.Dr. AK Abdul Momen
On Thursday, a chartered Air India plane brought the vaccine to the Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Vikram Doraiswami, Indian’s High Commissioner handed over the vaccines to Momen at a formal function.
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According to Momen, this vaccine is a gift that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina got through establishing a strong partnership between these two neighboring nations.
Doraiswami maintained that India delivered the vaccines within a week of rolling out in the country; this was in line with the discussions held during the virtual summit on December 17.
So far, Bangladesh has recorded about 7,966 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Last year March while the total number of confirmed cases has increased to 530,271.
As India sends free doses of the vaccine, the Minister for External Affairs of the country said that India reaffirms the highest priority as regards it relations with Bangladesh. India also gave out 1 million vaccines to Nepal.