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China to donate 600,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine

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China has promised to gift another 300,000 doses of its Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka, in addition to 300,000 pledged previously, an official said.

However, the question arises as to why the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) is yet to give clearance for this vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka.

According to Sri Lankan ambassador to China Dr. Palitha Kohona who held talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui on March 3, China had promised to dispatch 600,000 doses altogether. The Chinese vaccine has been delivered to 56 countries at the moment. Asked about the delay in regulatory clearance, State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said the NMRC was awaiting some more details from the manufacturer of this vaccine. He said he was hopeful that the problem could be addressed in a week’s time. Sri Lanka has so far approved only two vaccines –Oxford/astrazeneca and Sputnik V.(Keluma Bandara)

  Comments - 10

  • Antony Jude Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:36 AM

    China's product is low quality product. Please don't go for it and don't put the people in trouble.

    RW Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:37 AM

    I am a biologist living in the USA and I am writing a letter to our Sri Lankan President to ask the US government for a guarantee against any threat from India, and if it is not forthcoming then to ask Britain or China for the protection.

    Sisira Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:45 AM

    What a joke, Sri Lanka quickly approved Indian Vaccine that India didn’t invent but copied from Britain, then making a big fuss about the Chinese Vaccine which is 100% Chinese.

    Frog out of the well Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:19 PM

    Indian manufactured Vaccine is like Lanka Ashok Leyland Buses. Formulation is UK and manufactured in India under a licenced agreement.

    Siribiris Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:46 AM

    Made in china ?

    Waco Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:47 AM

    All the RED Tapes is Sri Lanka . Can not implement any thing without delays.

    Jude Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:50 AM

    Chinese WAY of saying THANKS for H'tota port and borrowing billions !! Yeah!!

    Palitha prom Sri Lanka Saturday, 06 March 2021 11:52 AM

    Another shitlank living in UK but supporting China? Sri Lankan stink is too much.

    Johan Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:28 PM

    Spread a virus and then found a vaccine for it. Is it reliable

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 06 March 2021 05:07 PM

    Give these to the wives and mistresses of Politicians .. they are low quality and the Chinese vaccine will agree with them

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