Prime Minister receives Covid-19 vaccine



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.
She (Sheikh Hasina) received the vaccine in the afternoon, said Prime Minister’s assistant press secretary MM Imrul Kayes.
“The Prime Minister is doing well after receiving the vaccine dose,” he added.
Earlier on February 24, Sheikh Rehana, the youngest daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination rollout in the country virtually in the capital’s Kurmitola General Hospital (KGH) on January 27.

The first shot of the Oxford-Astrazeneca developed vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) was administered to a nurse, Runu Veronica Costa, of KGH. Then four more people, including two doctors, a traffic police and an Army Brigadier received the vaccine at the hospital.

On February 7, Bangladesh launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. As many as 47,55,911 people got registered till 2:30pm today to take COVID-19 vaccines.

However, a total of 34,60,159 people have received the coronavirus jab till Wednesday.

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