Cabinet nod for purchase of 7 mn 'Sputnik V' vaccine doses

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal made by Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi to purchase seven million doses of the 'Sputnik V' vaccine at the cost of US$ 69.65 million, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

This decision has been taken following a recommendation by the Negotiations Committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Health Ministry has decided to vaccinate 14 million Sri Lankans against the COVID-19 virus. Under the first phase, it is expected to vaccinate five million people.

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