Mon, 19 Apr 2021

DHAKA, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 181,439 people received the COVID-19 vaccine across Bangladesh on Thursday, as a total of 2,850,940 people in the country have received the first jab of the vaccine, according to the country's Directorate General of Health Services.

The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off on Feb. 7.

Bangladesh said on Tuesday that it will start administering the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from April 7.

The Bangladeshi government is planning to vaccinate 16.9 million people from varied high-risk groups on a priority basis.

More than 4 million people have so far registered for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

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