Government planning mass vaccination program before New Year

AN | Published: 2:46 PM Feb 22 2021
Local Government planning mass vaccination program before New Year

Deputy Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Hemantha Herath states that there is a risk of Covid 19 spreading rapidly during the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil new year with people expected to travel to and from Colombo. 

Dr. Herath notes that due to this the Government is attempting to inoculate as many people as possible before the new year. He added that if a majority of the people in the Western province are inoculated, the number of virus carriers would drop drastically. 

He also urges all those who are residents of High-risk areas to be vaccinated, and if they have any inquiries, to clear them out with the Medical officer of Health in the area.


AN | Published: 2:46 PM Feb 22 2021

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