Written by Zulfick Farzan
21 Dec, 2021 | 6:08 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Health Minister has announced that the possession of the Vaccination Card will be made mandatory to visit public places from the 1st of January 2022.
In a tweet on Tuesday (21), Minister Keheliya Rambukwella urged the people to get vaccinated.
Beginning 01st January 2022, #COVID19SL vaccination cards will be made mandatory to access public spaces in #lka. If you haven’t already received it, i urge you to #GetVaccinatedNow. #StaySafe #WearAMask
— Keheliya Rambukwella (@Keheliya_R) December 20, 2021
As Sri Lanka makes it mandatory to possess the vaccination card confirming that a person received the first two doses, an app is also being designed with a dedicated serial number of all persons who obtained the vaccine.
The Health Minister notes that if a person enters a public place, such as a movie theater, the respective managers will be held accountable.
He also said that anyone has the right to refuse to be vaccinated, however, NO ONE has the right to endanger the lives of others.
At the same time, the Director of the Health Promotion Burea Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said there is reluctance among senior citizens to obtain the booster dose against the vaccine.
He said that by obtaining the booster dose, COVID complications and hospitalizations can be minimized.
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