May 4, 2021 by Mihi Perera No CommentsThe first consignment of Russian-made ‘Sputnik V’ Covid vaccine has been brought to Sri Lanka. Minister of State Prof. Channa Jayasumana was present at the Katunayake Airport to receive the 15,000 consignment of vaccines. After receiving the vaccine, it was handed over to the Ministry of Health. In addition to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, the Russian-made ‘Sputnik V’ Covid control vaccine was recently approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka. Cabinet approval has been granted to purchase 07 million doses of the vaccine at a cost of US $ 69.65 million.
Source: The Nation May 04, 2021 04:41 UTC