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* Sri Lanka Cabinet approves purchase of Russian Sputnik V vaccine
Wed, Mar 24, 2021, 11:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to purchase seven (07) million doses of Russia’s Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccines, the Department of Government Information said.

The cabinet has approved a proposal put forward by the Minister of Health to purchase 7 million doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine at a cost of US$ 69.65 million.

The Sputnik V vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka by the National Medicine Regulatory Authority.

The Ministry of Health plans to vaccinate 14 million Sri Lankans against the Covid-19 virus through the purchase of this stock of vaccines.

 

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