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UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING COVID VACCINE TO SL

Colombo (News 1st); The Presidential Task Force handling Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan said it is still uncertainty when the island will be receiving COVID-19 vaccines from India.India has begun the exportation of its Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute under the name Covishield among neighbouring states.The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation has not granted clearance for the local agent of the Indian vaccine manufacturer to supply the Covishield jab to Sri Lanka.The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s General Manager K.M.D.R.

Dissanayake said discussions are taking place with a private company that acts as a local agent of India’s Serum Institute.The importation of the vaccine would require emergency

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COLOMBO (News 1st): The 43-year-old COVID-19 patient who left the Punani COVID-19 Treatment Facility in Valaichchenai on Tuesday evening (Jan. 19), was located in Eheliayagoda on Wednesday morning, (Jan. 20), Sri Lanka Police said.“The Eheliyagoda Police had arrested the patient at around 8:30 this morning in Palpitiya of the Eheliyagoda Police jurisdiction, and he will be transferred to a Treatment Facility,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said on Wednesday (Jan.
Colombo (News 1st); The Director-General of Health Services on Tuesday (19) confirmed three (03) deaths caused by Covid-19 virus infection. Accordingly, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka is 273.01.The deceased is a 68-year-old male from Aranayake.

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