COLOMBO (News 1st): A consignment of 500,000 doses of India’s AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine will arrive in Sri Lanka at 11:00 am today (Jan. 28), the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and National Development said.The vaccine will be administered to 250,000 individuals, according to Principal Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga who heads the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and National Development.“We have estimated the number of healthcare workers to stand at 155,000.
At the same time, we have estimated the amount of tri-forces personnel and police officers between 115,000 and 120,000. We will administer the vaccines on these groups and then start distributing it among other individuals,”
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a speedy recovery from the novel coronavirus.In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said: "Concerned to hear about the COVID-19 diagnosis of President @lopezobrador_of Mexico. The people of India join me in wishing him an early and complete recovery."Concerned to hear about the COVID-19 diagnosis of President @lopezobrador_ of Mexico.
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