The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to purchase another 23 million vaccine doses against the coronavirus.
Accordingly, nine million Sinopharm vaccine doses and 14 million Pfizer vaccine doses will be purchased by the government.
It was revealed that as of the 9th of August Sri Lanka has received 19.49 million vaccine doses.
The Cabinet Paper related to the matter stated that 11.26 million doses were used as the first dose and 3.25 million doses for the second dose.
Cabinet approval was also granted to vaccinate all persons above 18 years of age by the 30th of September in order to reduce the effects of the coronavirus.