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Sri Lanka to purchase 6 million extra Sputnik V vaccines

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Sri Lanka has determined to purchase 6 million extra Sputnik V vaccines, elevating the entire it plans to buy from Russia to 13 million doses.

The authorities plans to inoculate 14 million folks out of Sri Lanka’s inhabitants of twenty-two million, and thus far has permitted the vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and China’s Sinopharm.

Cabinet ministers permitted the well being minister’s proposal for the acquisition, Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella mentioned Tuesday.

It comes two weeks after the federal government mentioned it might purchase 7 million Sputnik V doses at a price of $69.65 million.

Sri Lanka has vaccinated 903,000 folks with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

It will use donated Sinopharm doses to inoculate Chinese staff in Sri Lanka however won’t administer the vaccine to Sri Lankans with out World Health Organization approval.

It has acquired 1,264,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and has mentioned it might purchase one other 13.5 million.

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