Tourism service providers to get COVID jabs

Tourism service providers will be inoculated against COVID soon under a special programme.

The COVID vaccine will be given to those engaged in tourism industry, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

This is part of the plan drawn up with hopes of resuming tourism activities which have been adversely affected by the pandemic, under ‘new normal’ conditions.

Ranatunga said the revival of the tourism sector is one of priorities of the government. “In doing so, we propose this special vaccination programme, with the support of Health Authorities. We aim to safeguard industry stakeholders and work towards the revival of the tourism industry,”he added.

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