“There is potential for a fourth wave. We won’t deny that,” he said.
Sri Lanka has so far acquired 9.1 million doses of Sinopharm in total.
Rapid tests detect antigens and gives a results fast
A breakdown of the numbers so far, as recorded by the health ministry’s epidemiology unit:
So far 5,675,329 have received the first dose of one of the five vaccines being rolled out in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka has so far received a total of 126,000 doses of the US-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine.
The union members had been arrested for engaged in protests that police said were in violation of a ban on protests.
Though vaccination has taken place, the danger of the virus persists, the GMOA member said.
"We identified several clusters over the past few days," Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr Susi Perera said.
Vaccines on chartered aircraft
The railway department has also increased the number of train trips in the western province to 103
Sri Lanka’s vaccine rollout is continuing in 243 vaccination centres in 20 districts around the island.
To arrive in Sri Lanka in the next few weeks
The vaccine rollout is continuing in 243 vaccination centres in 20 districts around the island, the health ministry said
"Distance or online learning is a satisfactory substitute for classroom activity."
A mobile number must be entered to register.
The teachers’ unions also demand solutions to teacher principal salary anomalies and problems in online teaching.
The vials arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 2.40am Monday (12).
This is the single largest consignment of a COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in the island yet.
Cinemas, museums, theatres are also allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity
"We are trying our best to reboot the economy as soon as possible by bringing in the vaccines we need," he said.
Fisherfolk in Mannar who are thought to interact with Indian fishermen will also receive the US-made vaccine.
The submissions were made a day after Sri Lanka police arrested over 40 protestors in Colombo and elsewhere.
Studies have found Pfizer vaccine to be substantially effective against Delta variant
However, workers who have yet to return can opt for government quarantine facilities which will also be free of charge.
Quarantine faculties are provided free of charge in 14 hotels across the country, the minister said.
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