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Sri Lanka receives 01st batch of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID-19 vaccine

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka received its first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine as 15,000 doses were flown in during the early hours of Tuesday (04) as it struggles to obtain COVID-19 vaccines because of the delay in getting them from neighboring India.The consignment was accepted by State Minister of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Professor Channa Jayasumana.The consignment was taken to the State Pharmaceutical Corporation’s drug storage complex and several more batches are expected for delivery soon, said the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka has ordered 13 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia’s Gamaleya Institute.Jayasumana said he was hopeful that Sri Lanka would receive a total of 13.

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