Another 85,000 Sputnik vaccine doses expected soon
Deaths reported rose to a new high of 26 taking the total to 827
Adhering to health guidelines will contribute towards the public’s health and well-being, the statement said.
The Pfizer-BionTech jab has shown an efficacy of 95% against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, the WHO said.
Driving licenses expiring between April 01 and September 01 have been extended for six months, he said
The decision was taken based on the recommendation of experts, the army chief said.
The Health Ministry said 20,657 patients were under medical care by 2025 hours on May 09 up from 17,985
"If the patients number continues to increase there may come a time where patients need to stay at home"
A UK variant has triggered a third wave putting pressure on hospitals
Patients in treatment centres and hospitals rose to 16,916 as authorities scrambled to add new hospital beds
“We cannot agree to a lockdown unless there is an express scientific need for it,” she said.
The WHO approved the Pfizer jab for emergency use on December 31 last year.
Tedros will “make effort to fulfill Sri Lanka’s need” for the doses, the president said.
"Students' health is priority at the moment," Peiris told reporters today.
Due to the delay their test result, their second level contacts will still be roaming in the community: Union Secy
State Minister Dr Sudarshini Fernadopulle told EconomyNext today that bed capacity is “almost full”.
A regularly updated list of all locked down or isolated areas in Sri Lanka
"We can inoculate at least half that number with Sputnik V,” he said.
"Aircraft, cargo and seafarers will keep coming but they will not be allowed to disembark," he said.
A day earlier the total hospitalized climbed to 13,814
Fifteen thousand doses of the jab arrived in the island on May 04 for a trial rollout.
Most delays in Colombo, Kaluthara, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Matale districts.
The funds should be prioritised to combat the epidemic, said Premadasa
Total daily Coronavirus cases 1,914, domestic cases 1,860.
Guidelines will be issued shortly on how to rebook, a statement said.
"I have a right to speak up for my constituents," said Minister Gamini Lokuge
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