Bangladesh reaches out to international media as it seeks vaccines desperately

Government wants to vaccinate Rohingyas as well, says Foreign Minister Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday reached out to the global media to let the world know that Bangladesh is looking for vaccines desperately and is ready to accept any shipment from any country, including the United States.

"We need it desperately. If any shipment comes, we’ll take it right away," he told CNN in a live interview.

Dr Momen said the big problem is that a large number of people in Bangladesh who took the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca could not take the second dose.

"Because we don't have any more, we can't give them the second dose. That’s creating a lot of problems for us," said the foreign minister.