SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines on Jan 28

COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India is expected to arrive in the island nation on Thursday (28).

Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services (AASL) Major General (Retired) G. A. Chandrasiri stated that the aircraft carrying the vaccine will arrive in the country at 11.00 am tomorrow.

A stock of India-produced AstraZeneca (Covishield) is given to Sri Lanka as a donation from India to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The consignment weighing 1,323 kilograms will be brought to Sri Lanka by a special cold storage aircraft, AI-281.

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