WORLD Sri Lanka receives over 10 million COVID-10 vaccines to date

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Sri Lanka receives over 10 million COVID-10 vaccines to date

Xinhua

21:55, July 21, 2021

COLOMBO, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has received over 10 million COVID-19 vaccines so far, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Channa Jayasumana was quoted by local media as saying on Wednesday.

People wait to receive Chinese Sinopharm vaccine amid severe COVID-19 situation in Gampaha, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 10, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

"Among the total number of vaccines, over 3.3 million were received as donations while the government had to procure over 6.8 million of them," Jayasumana said.

According to the latest data by the Epidemiology Unit, the total number of vaccinated people in Sri Lanka has surpassed 7 million people.

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