High-risk areas are taken into consideration when administering vaccines in the country, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said yesterday.
General Silva told the media that this would be done considering the areas from where a substantial number of patients were detected.
“Accordingly, Kolonnawa, Gothatuwa, Moratuwa, Egodauyana, Hanwella and Pitakotte are considered high-risk areas in the Colombo district while Attanagalle, Biyagama, Divulapitiya, Dompe, Gampaha, Ja Ela, Katana, Kelaniya Mahara, Mirigama, Minuwangoda, Negombo, Ragama, Seeduwa, Wattala have been identified as high-risk areas in the Gampaha district,” he said.
“In the Kalutara district, Agalawatte, Bandaragama, Matugama, Panadura, Horana, Beruwala and Kalutara have been identified as high risk areas,” he added.
The Army Chief also said the Manning Market and Peliyagoda fish market would also be given priority in the vaccination drive.
Moreover, he said no adverse complications had been reported so far from individuals who were vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Army Chief said administering the vaccine to foreign officials at embassies and high commissions in the country commenced from yesterday at the Army Hospital. (Sheain Fernandopulle)