The covid-19 vaccination drive continues

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Another 396 individuals have been administered the second dose of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVIShield vaccine yesterday. 354,651 individuals have been fully vaccinated with the COVIShield vaccine thus far. The first dose of the Chinese manufactured Sinopharm vaccine was also administered to 66,060 persons yesterday, while the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine was administered to 6,828 persons. Accordingly a total of 1,099,092 individuals have received the first jab of the Sinopharm vaccine, while 6,994 individuals have been fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm jab.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Institute of Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara has stated that another person infected with the delta COVID variant, B.1.617.2 which was assumed to originate from India has been identified from Sri Lanka. This is the second COVID patient identified in Sri Lanka who was infected with the delta variant. He further added that 80 persons were diagnosed with the alpha variant B.1.1.7 which was originated from the UK.

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