Over 07 million Sri Lankans fully vaccinated against COVID-19
August 29, 2021 07:10 pm
Over seven million people in Sri Lanka have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday (August 28), Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella tweeted.
Accordingly, a total of 7,042,418 people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus so far.
Minister Rambukwella, in his tweet, has further said that Sri Lanka is on track to vaccinate 60% of the population by mid-October this year.
He also says that the government is also striving to reopen the country.
As per the Epidemiology Unit, a total of 12,309,254 people have so far received at least a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccination program of Sri Lanka is still in operation and long queues have been observed near the vaccination centers despite the ongoing curfew.
Yesterday #lka crossed the 7 million mark for completed 2nd doses of the #COVID19SL #VaccineRollOut. We are on track to vaccinate 60% of the population by mid October this year as we strive to #reopensl. pic.twitter.com/PUfzak5beY— Keheliya Rambukwella (@Keheliya_R) August 29, 2021