1.4 million doses of Astra-Seneca and Sinofarm vaccines will be brought to the island soon

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State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana says that Sri Lanka is to receive another stock of the China-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm.Accordingly, 500,000 vaccine doses will arrive as a donation from the People’s Republic of China.

The Embassy of China in Sri Lanka has confirmed that the stock of vaccines will be delivered within this monthMeanwhile, Minister Prasanna Ranathunga says that Sri Lanka will get 900,000 AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine doses by June. The Minister said that the discussions to obtain the vaccine doses were successful. At present 1,397,999 have been given the first dose and 300,121 have been given the second dose of the vaccine.

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