The government says it will announce the dates to reopen schools shortly.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said it is evident that the spread of the novel coronavirus has been controlled with the progress made through the vaccination.
Minister Alahapperuma said the government has taken a policy decision to vaccinate children between 12 and 19 years of age with inherent illnesses and disabilities from Friday.
He added the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to children between 15 and 19 years of age, especially those who are in Ordinary Level and Advanced Level classes.
The Minister said therefore the government is hopeful of reopening schools shortly.