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Monday, 31 August 2020

Russia offers its COVID 19 Vaccine to Bangladesh

Russia has offered Bangladesh its newly developed Coronavirus vaccine "Sputnik V" . Russia offered the "Sputnik V" vaccine to Bangladesh on a G2G (government-to-government) basis. Health Minister Zahid Malek. He told reporters at the secretariat on Monday afternoon. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said the vaccine had passed all the required checks and his daughter had already been given it.

The minister said the Russian government wanted to know whether Bangladesh was capable of producing vaccines. If Bangladesh agrees to take the "Sputnik V" vaccine - Bangladesh will be able to produce and distribute its own.  On August 28, Beximco Pharmaceuticals announced that it will invest with the Serum Institute of India (SII) for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Beximco will be the exclusive distributor and producer of the Oxford COVID 19  vaccine in Bangladesh. Earlier on August 24, the government permitted human trials of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech.

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