A total of 20,710 Sri Lankans have been administered with the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine as of evening the 10th May.
According to the Epidemiology Unit, a total of 17, 541 Sri Lankans were vaccinated on 10th may 2021.
Apart from Lankans, a total of 5,300 Chinese nationals have also be administered with the Sinopharm jab.
Administering the Sinopharm vaccine to Sri Lankans commenced on May 08 following the approval granted by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) on the same day for the emergency use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine as shield for COVID virus in Sri Lanka.
The World Health Organization (WHO), on May 07 approved Sinopharm vaccine under the emergency use license.
According to the Health authorities, Sri Lanka has received 600,000 doses of the Sinopharm jab and one individual will be vaccinated with two doses of the jab within a gap of three weeks.