The stocks of corona eradication vaccines are being received to the country to implement the vaccination programme covering all districts in the island. Chairman of the state pharmaceutical corporation specialist Dr. Prasanna Gunasena told the SLBC that 90 thousand of Sinopharm vaccines are to be received. He further said that people should act according to the health guidelines.
The State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.Sri Lanka has received 2 million more doses of Sinopharm vaccines from China, Two flights chartered by the national carrier SriLankan Airlines carrying the vaccine consignment touched down at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.
The new batch of vaccines, purchased by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) brings the total amount of Sinopharm jabs received by Sri Lanka to 9.1 million.
According to the state minister 400,000 of these coronavirus jabs will be rolled out in the Kurunegala District.
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said that the aim of the President is to provide vaccines to the relevant age group of the Colombo district before the end of this month. He also requested the public to act in more responsible manner during the forthcoming weekend vaccination under the health guidelines.