Sri Lanka has received the first batch of Sputnik V COVID-19 purchased from Russia. Sri Lanka has decided to buy a total of 13 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccines from Russia. The National Medical Regulatory Authority on March 04 approved the emergency use of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka. Later, on March 23, the Cabinet of Ministers gave the nod to purchase 7 million doses of Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine for USD 69.65 million. During its meeting held on April 05, the Cabinet of Ministers had approved the proposal tabled by the Health Minister to order 6 million more of Sputnik V jabs to proceed with Sri Lanka’s inoculation drive.
Source: The Nation May 04, 2021 03:56 UTC