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Vaccinate garment factory workers immediately: PHI Union

By Mihi Perera

The Public Health Inspectors Union says that Covid vaccines should be given to garment factory workers as soon as possible.

The president of the association, Upul Rohana told The Morning that most of the Covid patients are identified in the clothing industry.

“At the moment, many garment factories workers have been infected. In many factories, patients are reported and it is difficult to control. Therefore, we urge authorities to vaccinate those who are currently working in garment factories as soon as possible. It is clear that these industries will collapse in the future if Covid-19 is not controlled,” he told The Morning.

Minister of State for Covid Prevention, Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle stated that the spread of the virus has increased with the new virus variant.

Meanwhile, the Covid vaccination program was launched in various parts of the island today as well.

Accordingly, the vaccination was given to people over 60 years of age residing in the Boralesgamuwa area.