Govt takes responsibility for increase in Delta variant cases : Ramesh Pathirana
The government takes responsibility for the increase in the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Plantations, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said.
He was responding to a question raised by a journalist at a media briefing held today (03).
The Minister added that while necessary action is taken to curtail the spread of the virus, the public must also bear responsibility in this regard.
He pointed out that the World Health Organization and every health scientist agree that vaccinating most of the population is the best method for controlling the spread.
Accordingly, an active vaccination program similar to that being implemented in other countries is being carried out in Sri Lanka.
The Minister added that after successfully vaccinating people above the age of 30 with both doses, the vaccine will be administered to those aged between 18- 30 years in an attempt to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the country.