Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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Sri Lanka has requested Japan provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in an try to full administering the second dose to residents.

Sri Lanka is dealing with a extreme scarcity of AstraZeneca vaccines because the producer within the neighbouring India failed to provide the promised inventory due to the disaster in that nation.

On Wednesday, the president’s workplace introduced that president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requested Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiihide Suga provide 6,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca.

The request “has been met with positive responses,” in accordance to a press release from the president’s workplace. Sri Lanka is at present utilizing China’s Sinopharm and Rusian Sputnik V vaccines.

Sri Lanka has witnessed a rise of constructive instances and deaths since April, partly brought on by celebrations and purchasing throughout final month’s conventional new yr pageant. Sri Lanka has registered greater than 2,10,000 instances and 1,843 confirmed deaths.

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