Saudi Arabia has gifted Bangladesh 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Covid-19. The gift was given at the event in Padma.

Addressing the event, Issa bin Youssef Al-Dahilan said the number of visas being given since the (decrease in infection of) coronavirus from Dhaka embassy has increased. Around 4,000 visas are being issued every day. On one day even 8,600 visas were issued.

Responding to a question, the Saudi ambassador said, “No quarantine is required if a person goes to Saudi Arabia after being inoculated with any of the four vaccines the World Health Organisation has approved. Quarantine is required for other vaccines.”

Issa bin Youssef Al-Dahilan also said, “Bangladesh is a friendly country. We are happy to be able to provide the gift of vaccines.”

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