Private sector not authorized to import COVID jab

Private sector not authorized to import COVID jab

Private sector not authorized to import COVID jab

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

29 Jan, 2021 | 10:51 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The private sector in Sri Lanka will not be authorized to import or sell the COVID-19 vaccine, government officials said.

The importation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will be conducted completely by the government, Principal Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga who heads the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and National Development said on Friday (Jan. 29).

According to Weeratunga, since the vaccines are being brought to the country under emergency circumstances, the acquiring of vaccine doses will be conducted through government intervention.

However, in the future, the private sector will also be authorized to bring down COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka, President’s Chief Adviser Lalith Weeratunga further added.

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