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Bangladesh soon to get 6.8 crore vaccines

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Published: 18:19, 12 April 2021  
Bangladesh soon to get 6.8 crore vaccines

World Bank’s Country Director Mercy Miyang Tembon has said that Bangladesh will get 6.8 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines from COVAX very soon.

She came up with the disclosure releasing a report titled ‘Bangladesh Update’ on Monday (April 12).

She said, “The Bangladesh government has no problem with money to buy the vaccine. The World Bank is also going to provide 50 crore dollars to buy the vaccine. In addition, The World Bank is also with the global enterprise COVAX.”

In its ‘Bangladesh Update’ report, the World Bank said that despite the uncertainty, Bangladesh is showing signs of economic recovery soon. At the beginning of next May, Bangladesh will get 6.8 crore vaccines from global enterprise COVAX. In the current fiscal year, the GDP growth of Bangladesh may be from 2.6 percent to 5.6 percent. However, growth will only be possible if ongoing vaccination efforts continue, strict lockdown is implemented and the global economy recovers quickly.

According to the report, Bangladesh has already received 70 crore doses of vaccine from India. The matter of purchasing another 2.5 crore doses is under process. Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery due to exports, strong remittance inflows and ongoing vaccination programmes.