Nearly 95 percent of Sri Lankans who are above the age of 30 years have received both doses of a vaccine against COVID-19.
The matter was revealed when the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control convened earlier today.
Accordingly, a decision has been taken to conduct a comprehensive census on vaccination in the country.
The President’s Media Division said during today’s meeting it was revealed that vaccination of youth between 20 and 30 years and also children aged between 12 and 19 years with chronic illnesses, are being worked off successfully at present.
Meanwhile, the committee has emphasised the importance of monitoring the compliance of COVID-19 health guidelines after the country was reopened by respective agencies.
Health units have said everyone must be mindful and work to prevent the coronavirus spread especially with the increase in public movement following the lifting of curfew.
It was also discussed during the meeting to strictly enforce health guidelines and circulars issued regarding the functioning of public and private sector and pertaining to summoning of staff.
The Ministry of Transport meanwhile has taken steps to deploy buses and trains based on public demand.
The PMD said matters related to tourism promotion and taking forward economic activity were also discussed at length.
The committee convened virtually under the patronage of Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa.