Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz administered with Pfizer vaccine

International Desk,, Dhaka
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King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia has taken the first dose of Pfizer vaccine to prevent covid-19.

He was vaccinated on Friday (January 8) in Newem City, known as Saudi Arabia's economic zone. Reuters quoted the Saudi state news agency as saying.

Saudi state media have released two pictures and a short video clip of the king being vaccinated. It was seen that a health worker was vaccinating King Salman.

According to the international news agency AFP, the corona vaccine of Pfizer-BioNtech has been introduced in Saudi Arabia since December 17.

The Middle Eastern country will be vaccinated against coronavirus in three stages. The first step will be to vaccinate people over the age of 65. The second phase will vaccinate people over the age of 50 and the last phase will vaccinate everyone else.

The country's health ministry said the vaccine is being given free to citizens and residents of their country.

About 373,000 cases of coronavirus have been identified in Saudi Arabia so far. More than 6,000 people have died in Corona in the country.