Sri Lanka orders Astra, could say no to Chinese language vaccine


Colombo, February 23

Sri Lanka has ordered 13.5 million Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines in addition to the 5,00,000 doses gifted by India, and the country may not use Chinese vaccines in the second phase of immunisation, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Ramesh Pathirana, who is also the Minister of Plantations, said Sri Lanka was likely to go only with the AstraZeneca vaccines for the second phase. — PTI



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