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Vaccine: Dry run at Piliyandala

24 January, 2021

Health officials held a dry run of Covid-19 vaccinations at the Piliyandala MOH office, the Piliyandala district hospital and the Colombo North Teaching hospital, yesterday (23) to test preparedness and identify issues. According to Deputy Director-General, Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath the trials will also be useful in deciding on the number of vaccines that can be distributed within a certain timeframe. The government approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use on Friday (22) and the first consignment of the vaccine will be shipped from India on January 27. Sri Lanka has recorded over 52,000 Covid-19 cases and 278 deaths by yesterday. Pic: Eranga Jayawardena