02 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine flown to Sri Lanka

02 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine flown to Sri Lanka

02 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine flown to Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

11 Jul, 2021 | 7:45 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); 02 SriLankan Airlines planes, namely  UL 868 & 869, returned to Sri Lanka from China carrying 02 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, early on Sunday (11) morning.

This was the largest amount of COVID 19 vaccines received by Sri Lana in a single visit/ day.

Earlier, it was announced that 200,000 doses out of the total two million Sinopharm vaccines to be received on July 11th should be allocated for the Colombo District, 500,000 for Gampaha and 300,000 for Kalutara in order to complete the vaccination of all persons over the age of 30 in the Western Province before the 30th of this month.

A total of 100,000 vaccines each have been allocated for Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Badulla and Matale Districts and two hundred thousand vaccines have been allocated for the Kurunegala District.

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