Sri Lanka is facing a severe shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines as the producer in the neighbouring India failed to provide the promised stock due to the crisis in that country.
Sri Lanka has so far reported 210,661 Covid-19 cases, out of which 178,259 patients had recovered and been discharged, bringing down the active patient count to 30,613, Xinhua reported.
More than 270,000 people have been affected and about 100,000 buildings lost power, an official added.
The vessel was holding about 325 metric tonnes of fuel in its tanks. Also, X-Press Pearl was loaded with 1,486 containers carrying about 25 tonnes of hazardous nitric acid and other chemicals.
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Sri Lankan authorities have sought ICG assistance towards fire fighting and for augmenting pollution response measures in the light of oil spill, the ICG's statement noted.
The group said that minimum 14 days of closure would cover two cycles of incubation period and the time would be adequate to break the chain of uncontrolled spread of the disease.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the DMC said the deaths had been a result of severe flooding.
In a letter to Modi, which was released to the media here, Gotabaya said he has been observing with deep empathy and concern, the unfolding health scourge in India which has brought immense suffering...
Frontline workers were the first ones to receive the second dose of the vaccine, said State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshani Fernandopulle.