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Sri Lanka is not expecting a coronavirus vaccine anytime soon from any country as not a single vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

State Minister of Primary Health Services, pandemics and COVID Prevention Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle told reporters yesterday that there is still no discussion to import vaccines from any country.

She said that all vaccines are still in the testing stage and have not been approved by the WHO.

The State Minister said that the Government will pick the vaccine best suitable for Sri Lanka once it is approved by the WHO.

Dr. sudarshani Fernandopulle also said that Sri Lanka does not have full access to vital scientific information on the vaccines currently being tested and must depend on information shared with the media. She said that Sri Lanka is closely monitoring the situation but is also mindful that vaccines usually take a few years to be approved.

The United States has begun administering the Pfizer/ Biontech Covid-19 vaccine while the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is also being tested.

“These vaccines have been tested in a short period and are still in the testing stage ,”she said. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 9

  • Selvakumar Thursday, 17 December 2020 08:13 AM

    Pfizer's not approved from WHO world health orzniation ??,

    Dee Thursday, 17 December 2020 08:31 AM

    How about the Kalagedi Peniya ?

    Sira Thursday, 17 December 2020 08:32 AM

    No problem. We have many syrups. Pavithra and you tasted them!!!

    Sana Thursday, 17 December 2020 08:32 AM

    What about WHO burial guidline , are u following ? What a stupidity , already developed country started to order and banana republic has order pani vaccine which is approved by rajapaksa .. ohhh people

    johan Thursday, 17 December 2020 10:30 AM

    Having a nap under the guise of WHO has not approved the vaccine, we have to lose more people Practice what is western countries do without giving Kalagedi Peniya and throwing pots in the river to control COVID 19. Handle the ministry professionally

    Jinna Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:13 AM

    These companies are not willing to bribe them, so that is the reason.

    Jay Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:15 AM

    State minister Channa jayasumena tells contradictory thing- vaccine will be available in March 2021

    Don Munasinghe Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:44 AM

    Let me guess..even vaccinated travellers need to be querentined because WHO didnt approve it?

    Medic Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:37 PM

    Did WHO approved the "medicine man's" paniya?

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