Written by Zulfick Farzan
09 Feb, 2021 | 11:17 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella has forwarded a request to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Prevention to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to journalists, who are also in the frontline against coronavirus by raising awareness among the masses.
According to the Department of Government Information, the Minister had made the request at the COVID-19 prevention committee meeting chaired by the President.
The minister had proposed for the vaccine to be given to journalists citing it was they who were raising awareness to the people ever since the first case was detected in Sri Lanka.
There are around 6,000 registered journalists with the Department of Government Information and 1,500 of them are provincial correspondents.
According to the Department of Government Information, the Minister of Mass Media had noted the COVISHIELD vaccine would be given to journalists as soon as possible.
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