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Sinopharm vaccine will not be given to Lankans until safety ensured: Pavithra

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China’s Sinopharm vaccine will not be given to Sri Lankans until the safety of the vaccine was ensured by the health authorities, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

She told Parliament that Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases and the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) have been analyzing the data on the vaccine to ensure the safety of the vaccine.

She said only the Chinese nationals are given the vaccine at present. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • RoaringCreek Thursday, 08 April 2021 01:30 PM

    I was sent face masks as a gift from overseas and it was confiscated as I had to have an approval. How was this vaccine imported without approval from the health authorities.

    Borat Thursday, 08 April 2021 01:32 PM

    You nearly died don’t kill others

    Anthony. R Thursday, 08 April 2021 01:39 PM

    Made in China. Good Luck.

    Pala Thursday, 08 April 2021 01:45 PM

    OH MY GOD !. Hugging lady what make your decision. Your Chinese buddies will get angry at you.

    sarak Thursday, 08 April 2021 01:50 PM

    Regarding the safety of the vaccine should have been obtained from NMRA prior to importing. Now there can't be a decision from "yes" to NO and NO to YES.

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 08 April 2021 02:03 PM

    At the rate of sacking members of NMRA you will definitely get the green light in no time. Way to go.

    Joshua Thursday, 08 April 2021 04:42 PM

    keep it in stock. waste of money

    GGT Thursday, 08 April 2021 10:12 PM

    Pavitrha, a MUTT lady, all US


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