PRESIDENTIAL CHIEF ADVISOR OVERLOOKS COVID 19 VACCINE IMPORT

PRESIDENTIAL CHIEF ADVISOR OVERLOOKS COVID 19 VACCINE IMPORT

PRESIDENTIAL CHIEF ADVISOR OVERLOOKS COVID 19 VACCINE IMPORT

Written by Staff Writer

22 Dec, 2020 | 6:07 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assigned his chief advisor with the duty of coordinating the process of importing vaccines against COVID-19, his office said Tuesday.

Chief advisor Lalith Weeratunga has been instructed to hold talks with local and foreign health officials to bring down the vaccines after a thorough study, the president’s office said in a statement.

“Target groups for the vaccine would be determined based on the requirement and priority,” the statement noted.

It added that a decision has been reached to collect data on high-risk groups and areas for the virus including estates, apartment complexes, and dormitories.

The decision had been made during the daily meeting of the COVID-19 committee at the presidential secretariat.

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