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20 plus to get booster shot; events including weddings to be conducted as usual

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The Health Ministry has decided to administer a third shot of COVID-19 vaccine for all individuals above 20 years of age.

Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said necessary arrangements would be made in due course for this purpose.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has decided to allow weddings, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, and events to operate and be conducted as usual under strict health guidelines.

These events were allowed to be held under limited capacities earlier.

However, Minister Rambukwella said the final decision on this regard would be taken at the COVID Task Force meeting to be convened this Friday under the chairmanship of the President.

He proceeded to say that it was imperative to consider full vaccination and strict adherence to health practices before allowing such events to be conducted as usual. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 9

  • Kikazaru Wednesday, 24 November 2021 08:58 PM

    Now we see a clear picture. The booster is Pfizer and has a efficacy of over 90. The main vaccine used in Sri Lanka has a little over 50. Why not the Sri Lanka Heath Authorities to give efficacy details of the all the vaccines used in Sri Lanka.

    selvakumar Wednesday, 24 November 2021 09:21 PM

    booster short efficiency difference from from first

    Lanka Wednesday, 24 November 2021 11:34 PM

    The covid-19 is an excuse to prolong and stay in power shamelessly after all this trouble that people suffer at the hand of this government .. They should have ready resign and dissolve the parliament to elect a new team of dynamic young people ..how can old aged dying people could work in our parliament at this digital age ? Is it not right time to give the leadership of this country to new vibrant leadership .? Why do not our intellectuals talk about it ? Why venerable monks do not come out and speak about this pathetic situation? Whither Sri Lanka ?

    cheers Thursday, 25 November 2021 02:07 AM

    this is good - country and the economy with people's lives need to move on and you can always have these events, cafes, rest, hotels in a covid safe way and also all who are fully vaccinated should be allowed

    KAL Cader Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:22 AM

    Uncle, it is a good move. Please try get the Faizer booster shots for all.

    Era Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:10 AM

    Most probably as of now we need a vaccine booster every 6 months. There will be new variations and hope the vaccines can handle the same. Eurooe is having a new wave with over 1000 dieing in UK everyday. This seems to be a norm now.

    Era Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:10 AM

    Most probably as of now we need a vaccine booster every 6 months. There will be new variations and hope the vaccines can handle the same. Eurooe is having a new wave with over 1000 dieing in UK everyday. This seems to be a norm now.

    Rebekka Mujagic Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:39 AM

    @Era not sure where you get your facts from, but UK has about 100 deaths per day now...

    Sri Lankan Citizen Thursday, 25 November 2021 08:03 AM

    if you get two shots and it is not enough there is no point in getting three. This is just a way to control people. Ayurveda medecine is cheaper and works better. I got covid after having vaccine I recovered in 4 days because of indegenous medecine. This is just a method used to control people and keep them like cattle. This vaccie is going to prevent people from developing natural immunity just like mosquitoe develop natural immunity to all the poison that we use to kill them. These people are forgettig our own methds and are just doing anything that the West does. If they patch their trousers because they are torn we tear our trousers to patch it just because we want to be like them We think that wearing a tie and suit is smart wheras wearing our indegenous dresses we things is bad and uneducated foolish people ad thheir leaders


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