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Vaccination priority for teachers to expedite schools reopening

The Government decided to prioritise vaccination for 279,020 teachers and non-academic staff at schools island-wide in order to expedite the re-opening of schools, the Minister of Education said.

“Vaccination of teachers will be the initial step of re-opening the schools, which we plan to do as soon as possible,” Prof. G.L. Peiris told a media briefing at the Education Ministry yesterday (16).