- Will commence once the current vaccination process is completed
- Already garment factory workers between 18-30 are being vaccinated
- Govt. currently on an accelerated vaccination drive to ensure all above 30 are vaccinated
By Easwaran Rutnam
The government is considering vaccinating 18-30-year-olds as the next stage in the vaccination programme.
Media Minister and Cabinet co-spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told Daily Mirror that while the ongoing vaccination process is focused on those above 30-years of age, the next stage will be on 18-30-year-olds.
He said that already, garment factory workers between the ages of 18-30 are being vaccinated.
The Minister said that once the current vaccination process is completed, the next stage will be to vaccinate all those between the ages of 18-30.
The Government is currently on an accelerated vaccination drive to ensure all those above 30 are vaccinated.
Rambukwella said that while the vaccination process is moving forward, steps have also been taken to ensure the State machinery operates smoothly.
He said that some state institutions have not been functioning smoothly as a result of the work-from-home option.
As a result, it was decided to cancel that option and recall all state employees to work from today.
While the vaccination process is moving forward, steps have also been taken to ensure the State machinery operates smoothly