DHAKA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government said it will start registration of the COVID-19 vaccination for foreigners from March 17, according to a circular issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday.
Bangladesh has vaccinated nearly 4 million people, including frontliners, diplomats and those above 40 years since February.
The country reported 845 new cases of the COVID-19 and 14 more deaths in a daily count, the highest since Jan. 13, the DGHS said, making the tally of COVID-19 cases at 551,175 and death toll at 8,476.
It showed that 16,958 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 504,120 including 1,117 new recoveries on Monday. The COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh was 1.54 percent and the recovery rate at 91.46 percent.
The number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing in Bangladesh when the government decided last week to reopen educational institutions in phases after offices, businesses and transport services were resumed.