Third consignment from Japan to reach Dhaka Tuesday

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The consignment is set to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday by Cathay Pacific cargo flight, officials at the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo said.

With this third consignment, the total number of vaccines received from Japan as of now stands at 1,643,300, reports UNB.

This delivery is part of Japan’s commitment of supplying over 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under WHO-COVAX mechanism.

Officials, including Syed Nasir Ershad from Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo, were present during the vaccine dispatch at the Narita Airport.

Meanwhile, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam has encouraged all to get vaccinated and use masks to stay safe.