Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has requested Japan to provide 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in an try to full administering the second dose to residents.
Sri Lanka is going through a extreme scarcity of AstraZeneca vaccines because the producer within the neighbouring India failed to provide the promised inventory due to the disaster in that nation.
On Wednesday, the president’s workplace introduced that president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requested Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiihide Suga provide 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca.
The request “has been met with positive responses,” in accordance to a press release from the president’s workplace. Sri Lanka is at present utilizing China’s Sinopharm and Russian Sputnik V vaccines.
Sri Lanka has witnessed a rise in constructive circumstances and deaths since April, partly brought on by celebrations and purchasing throughout final month’s conventional new 12 months pageant. Sri Lanka has registered greater than 210,000 circumstances and 1,843 confirmed deaths.

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