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Vaccination programme carried out successfully: Ramesh Pathirana

The vaccination process is being carried out successfully throughout the country, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana stated today (08).

He was speaking at a media briefing held at the Government Information Department.

“Vaccinations are being provided to the residents at the Grama Niladhari Division level in a very transparent manner and the work required for the successful implementation of the vaccination program throughout Sri Lanka is being done with the intervention of the health sector and all parties at present, resolving some of the shortcomings that existed during the initial period,” he said.

When asked by a journalist why Covid deaths were not included in the daily report, he said that the number of deaths was added to the number of deaths in the last few days, according to information provided by the Government Information Department.

The Minister further stated that the number of deaths per day has been stated separately and the main problem is that this report has cases added later due to the fact that it takes several days to obtain the results of PCR tests on some of the bodies.