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Cabinet approval to purchase 6 mn more doses of Sputnik vaccine

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The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday approved the proposal made by the Minister of Health to purchase another six million doses of 'Sputnik V' vaccine at the same price, the government said. "The Cabinet of Ministers on the 23rd March 2021 decided to purchase 7 Million doses of 'Sputnik V' vaccine at a cost of USD 9.95 each to a sum of USD 69.65 million upon the recommendation of the Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee," the government further said. Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella today stated at the Cabinet media briefing that the government is satisfied with both the AstraZeneca and Sputnik vaccines. "We are comfortable with what vaccine is approved by the authorities. Currently, we have enough vaccines to vaccinate the population of Sri Lanka. We have 13 million doses of AstraZeneca and 13 million doses of Sputnik," he stated.

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