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A total of 69,73,946 people have so far been registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines in the country as the vaccination campaign was launched on 27 January.

“As many as 69,73,946 people got registered till 2.30 pm today (Wednesday) to take Covid-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.

As of 6 April, the number of vaccine receivers was 55,55,675. Among the vaccine receivers, 34,45,311 are male and 21,10,364 female as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on 7 February.

People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive Covid- 19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

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“The vaccination drive is underway at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1,005 hospitals outside the capital,” the DGHS said, adding that the immunisation programme will begin at 8:00 am and continue till 2.30 pm every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

People have been asked to register through visiting www.surokkha.gov.bd website to receive Covid-19 vaccines.

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are 16263, 333 and 10655.

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