United Nations fully supports Sri Lanka in securing coronavirus vaccine
Posted on December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

UN envoy to Sri Lanka Hanna Singer has stated that she fully supports to obtain the coronavirus vaccine in Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister’s Office stated that she stated her support during a discussion held with the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon.

World Health Organization (WHO) Country Coordinator Dr Razia Narayan Pendse and UNICEF Representative Tim Sutton were also present at the discussion.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that he and his government are committed to the success of the coronavirus eradication program in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile during today’s discussion chaired by the President, attention was drawn to importing of coronavirus vaccine to the island.

Accordingly, Lalith Weeratunga, Principal Advisor to the President, has been authorized to coordinate the necessary actions in consultation with the Sri Lankan health authorities after conducting a study on the vaccine, according to the President’s Media Division.

The groups to be vaccinated will be decided on the basis of need and priority, and it was decided at the meeting to collect data on locations and groups at high risk of spreading the coronavirus, including estates, apartments and hostels.

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