Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said the contract of getting Covid-19 vaccine will be signed soon.
“We are keeping close contact with the companies that are at the final stage of Covid-19 vaccine development. We are hopeful of getting the priority,” the minister said while addressing at a Food distribution function as the chief guest at Garpara Shuvro Center in Sadar upazila.
Bangladesh is successfully handling Covid-19 pandemic through taking prompt preventive measures, he said.
The function was addressed, among others, by Deputy Commissioner S M Ferdous, Advocate Golam Mohiuddin, Chairman, Manikganj District Red crescent Society, Israfil Hossain, General Secretary of the Society and A F M Sultanul Azam Khan Apel, Joint Secretary, Manikganj district Awami League.
About one thousand food and hygiene packages were distributed among the Covid-19 affected families at the function.