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Second dose of Covid-19 to be administered from Apr 8

Second dose of Covid-19 to be administered from Apr 8

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Apr 5) directed the authorities concerned to roll out the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine from next Thursday (Apr 8) as per preschedule.

She made the confirmation while chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting, held at the Bangladesh Secretariat, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

The PM has made it clear to follow the prefixed roll-out plan for the second dose of Covid-19 inoculation scheduled to start from Apr 8, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Besides, the roll-out of the first jab of the covid-19 vaccine will conclude Tuesday, he said.

Replying to a query, the Cabinet Secretary said there will be no problem with the stock of the second dose of the vaccines as Bangladesh will get the supply of the Jabs from India within the scheduled time.

Answering to another question regarding extension or end of the ongoing countrywide restrictions to stop the spread of fresh surge of Coronavirus pandemic, he said the government will review it on Thursday next and would take next course of action considering the situation.