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There is a distinct possibility that Sri Lanka would import the vaccine that is produced in India against COVID-19 virus, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said today while addressing the media.

“We have the assurance that the vaccines have been manufactured to the highest health and safety standards,” he said.

“Hence, those vaccines are more likely to be imported by Sri Lanka soon,” Dr. Samaraweera added.

Meanwhile, State Minister for COVID-19 disease control Sudarshani Fernandopulle earlier said Sri Lanka was holding talks with India to import the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to the country. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • Jai Hind Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:30 PM

    South Africa has requested the Tamil Nadu Govt. to share their experience and expertise in combating Covid. Some may like it or not but India has progressed a lot in science and technology.

    Niranjan Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:36 PM

    Tell me one major country that is prepared to risk and buy the Indian Vaccine. The CID must check your wealth.

    Damika Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:57 PM

    You are right. Sri Lanka can manage with the Kegallu Paniya

    Rajive de Silva Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:59 PM

    Is this Maruti vaccine ?

    Covax Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:37 PM

    China produces Viruses. India produces Vaccines.

    Niyrg Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:02 PM

    Damika, you have no points to argue, so you are saying lunatic things.

    sara Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:49 PM

    all vaccine productions in India should be closely supervised by western pharmaceutical companies to ensure the quality

    Dr Fluke Friday, 15 January 2021 03:45 AM

    Good luck to people getting the Indian and Chinese vaccine. What is the success rate for Indian vaccine? Chinese vaccine 50.40% based on research in Brazil.


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