France has donated another 2.12 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh through the global sharing platform -- COVAX -- as a gesture of solidarity to its people in their fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

The new doses bring the total number of vaccines donated by France to Bangladesh to 5.38 million so far, according to a statement of the French Embassy in Dhaka.

An Emirates flight carrying the third consignment of 2,126,100 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka last night.

The government of France has made the sharing of Covid-19 vaccines one of its priorities, in solidarity with the countries hit by the pandemic and in order to help accelerate vaccination coverage on a global scale, the statement said.


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