India's ban on COVID-19 vaccine export won’t be applicable for Bangladesh: Foreign Minister

India's Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that the ban on COVID-19 vaccine export will not be applicable for Bangladesh, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said

Jan 04, 2021
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India's Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that the ban on COVID-19 vaccine export will not be applicable for Bangladesh, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said.

"As the deal was done on the basis of discussion at the highest level -- between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Premier Narendra Modi, no ban will be applicable for us. So, there is no reason for us to worry," he told reporters at a briefing at the Foreign Service Academy.

"Vaccine will arrive in appropriate time. It will come towards the end of this month…India and Bangladesh will get Serum Institute's vaccine at the same time," he said referring to a communication with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has received approval from the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) to import the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, The Daily Star reported.

Ayub Hossain, spokesperson of DGDA, told The Daily Star that the drug regulatory authority has just given a no-objection certificate (NOC) to Beximco Pharma to import the vaccine from Serum Institute of India.

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