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Dhaka government to vaccinate foreign nationals from March 17

Dhaka government to vaccinate foreign nationals from March 17

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New Delhi: The Government of Bangladesh on March 7 announced that the Covid-19 vaccination of foreign nationals in Bangladesh will begin from March 17.

After the announcement of Dhaka government – the High Commission of India has asked the Indian nationals residing in Bangladesh to register with it to facilitate the process of vaccination initiated by the government of Bangladesh.

In the current phase people holding visas in the A/A1/A2/FA2/D/ND/M can register for taking the COVID 19 vaccine. The Indian nationals in Bangladesh will have to register on the Bangladesh government website https://surokkha.gov.bd/ six days after they have registered with the High Commission of India.

The date of vaccination for foreigners holding other categories of visa has not been announced by the Bangladesh government.

Foreign nationals will be able to get the vaccine only after registration on the Bangladesh government website and receiving the SMS.

The High Commission of India further informed that the process of vaccination is controlled and operated by the government of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive with the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine on Sunday, aiming to inoculate 3.5 million people in the first month.

Bangladesh has received 5 million of the 30 million doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine it has ordered from the Serum Institute of India, which is the world’s biggest vaccine producer and is making the AstraZeneca vaccine. The country has also received 2 million doses of COVISHIELD as a gift from India.

-Vinayak

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