Coronavirus Vaccine: First shipment showing up in Jan

The nation will get the main transfer of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid-19 immunization in January, Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said. 

Fifty lakh shots of the three crore portions of the immunization could arrive at the nation on any day of January, he said while tending to an obtainment contract-marking function of the antibody at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka. 

The leftover dosages will come in stages with 50 lakh every month. 

Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, chief general of the DGHS, consented to the arrangement in the interest of the public authority and Nazmul Hasan Papon, overseeing head of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, for the go between organization. 

The agreement paper will be shipped off the Serum Institute of India (SII) for maker's authorisation.

Among others, Prof Nasima Sultana, extra chief general (organization) of the DGHS, was additionally present there. 

On November 5, the wellbeing service marked a tri-sidelong notice of comprehension (MoU) with Beximco and SII to buy three crore dosages of Oxford-AstraZeneca's immunization. 

Against this scenery, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on December 2 endorsed on a basic level a proposition of the Health Services Division to obtain Covid-19 immunization straightforwardly from any association through exchanges without following any offering cycle. 

Pune-based Serum has a concurrence with AstraZeneca to make the antibody, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, being created by the Oxford University. The immunization has been marked Covishield in India. 

When the antibody is endorsed for human application, Beximco Pharma will purchase each portion from Serum for $4 and afterward supply it to the public authority for $5. 

Every individual will require two dosages. 

On November 16, the money service at first distributed some Tk 735.77 crore for the Health Service Division to acquire the Covid-19 immunization. 

Aside from the antibody from SII, Bangladesh will purchase 68 million portions from the Gavi under a worldwide game plan called COVAX. The primary shipment of antibody dosages from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is probably going to be conveyed among February and June one year from now, wellbeing directorate authorities said. 


32 additional individuals kicked the bucket from Covid-19 of every 24 hours finishing at 8:00am yesterday, as indicated by a DGHS official statement. 

With this, the absolute number of passings has now arrived at 7,052, and the demise rate remains at 1.44 percent. 

At any rate 1,355 new contaminations were recorded during the period, taking the quantity of individuals tainted to 4,90,533, the delivery added. 

Against an aggregate of 12,748 tests in those 24 hours, the energy rate was 10.63 percent, while the absolute inspiration rate was 16.52 percent. 

Then, 3,393 Covid-19 patients recuperated in similar 24 hours, carrying the quantity of recuperations to 4,20,896. This was 85.80 percent of every single affirmed case. 

Of the 32 expired, 24 were men and eight ladies. 

One was matured somewhere in the range of 21 and 30, one somewhere in the range of 41 and 50, three were matured somewhere in the range of 31 and 40, seven somewhere in the range of 51 and 60, and 20 were over 60 years, added the delivery.