The second batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday evening, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said here.
ISPR, a department under Bangladesh's defense ministry, said in a statement that the two aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) shipping the vaccines arrived in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka at around 5:30 p.m. local time from Beijing.
Bangladesh's drug regulator in April authorized the emergency use of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in the Asian country after Dhaka suspended the first dosing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on a supply crunch.
The donation of second consignment was made after Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen on May 21.
China's first donation of vaccines arrived in Bangladesh on May 12.