“The vaccine that students want arrives in very limited quantifies. We can’t easily purchase it either."
"We can't draw a line and say okay from this day we are free of COVID," Rambukwella said.
Students, academic and non academic staff can go to the nearest university to their residence to get the jab, he said.
“We request the Minister of Health to take immediate action to resolve this issue," the GMOA said.
Sri Lanka so far has detected two variants of concern, the Alpha and Delta strains, spreading in the community.
"We saw the same thing happened in April this year when restrictions were relaxed as case numbers dropped."
At the time of writing, the lineage has been identified in Turkey, India, Russia and the US.
"Inbound travellers can enter to work in Malaysia as long as they follow all the conditions set," Berita Harian reported
“When we open the country on October 01, most restaurants will also open. So why can’t we discuss opening schools?"
"We cannot do that. We are in the red zone not solely because of the number of patients," Gunawardena said.
“We ask academic staff to revamp the school sick rooms, and bring students back to school under health protocols.”
The 48-year old healer was in charge of Rajapaksa’s health from the first term of his presidency, a source said.
Sri Lanka went into lockdown on August 20, which has now been extended several times to October 01.
“There is something to be happy about here,” he added.
The World Bank has agreed to grant the loan, a cabinet release said.
“Get any vaccine that’s easily available to you as soon as possible,” a health official pleaded.
The SPC has acquired a total of 31.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
“There is no harm for the data related to registration certificates and licences,” Jayasumana told parliament.
Out of total deaths of 9,806 persons, 4.4 percent had got both doses of vaccines and 15.9 percent had one
The decision was reached at a COVID-19 task force meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday (17) morning.
It may not be the right choice for Sri Lanka at the moment, one expert said.
Teachers will not resume work until long-standing salary anomalies in their service are not resolved, said Stalin.
"The current rate of around 2,300 daily cases is “unbearable” and more than the overburdened health sector can handl...
The SLFEB has submitted the request and it is up to the health ministry to see it through, an official said.
“No matter what allegations some people may level, the lockdown has helped immensely,” the state minister said.
The anticipated percentages of people under 30 haven’t been coming forward to get jabbed. Dr Herath said.
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