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The public in high-risk areas are to be vaccinated on a priority basis to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Army Commander General Shavendra Silva speaking on state television said that infected people are being detected on a regular basis in some areas.

He said, for example, Covid infected individuals have been detected in Narahenpita regularly.

As a result, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given instructions to target Covid hotspots in the vaccination process, General Shavendra Silva said.

He said that cities, villages or Grama Sevaka divisions where the virus is spreading the most will be identified and the vulnerable groups in those areas will be vaccinated.

General Shavendra Silva said that every effort will be taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through the vaccination process. He also noted that the situation keeps changing daily and as a result the issue will be addressed accordingly.

Health authorities this week commenced the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on the public identified as vulnerable groups in the Western Province. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 3

  • Asanka Friday, 19 February 2021 12:37 PM

    Are there enough vaccins left after giving them to the army, police and MP's first?

    Selvakumar Friday, 19 February 2021 01:22 PM

    Every body's humans , have to understand !!!

    Buddhist Friday, 19 February 2021 10:44 PM

    Is it because MPs families and armed services live in these areas?

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