Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Plans On Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Plans On Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Plans On Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V

Written by Zulfick Farzan

22 Sep, 2020 | 4:30 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Moscow Professor M. D. Lamawansa said on Monday (21) he planned getting inoculated with Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19, dubbed Sputnik V, in the near future.

“I am ready to receive Sputnik V vaccine in the near future, as soon as I come back from Sri Lanka. The vaccine is now going through Phase 3 trials, I would be happy to take part in it”, Lamawansa said.

Although some countries have recently recorded some decrease in the spreading of COVID-19, the global community should remain vigilant and unite effort to establish full control over the new infection”, the ambassador noted.

Russia became the first country to register a vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 in early August.

The country has since reached agreements with more than 20 countries to deliver over a billion doses of the vaccine and agreements with five nations for the mass production.

According to the Russian health ministry, Sputnik V is safe and has proven to be capable of building immunity against the virus.

The vaccine is yet to complete the required Phase 3 of clinical trials.

Source : https://sputniknews.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbSriLanka/

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