Some 2.70 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday from Bulgaria as a friendly gesture of the European nation.
Health directorate representatives received the shots at Dhaka airport flown in by a Turkish Airline cargo flight, said a foreign ministry media release.
Foreign ministry officials earlier told media that a portion of Covid vaccine that the European country purchased from AstraZeneca remained unused, and Dhaka requested Sofia to either donate or sell the unused shots.
Responding to that, the country on 2 September approved a draft agreement on donating 2.70 lakh doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.
The European nation previously donated Covid vaccine to Bhutan, while Bangladesh earlier got AstraZeneca shots as a gift from India and Japan.