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Ceylon Chamber welcomes acceleration of vaccine drive

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce commends the efforts taken by the President, Ministry of Health, and other relevant authorities to accelerate the process of vaccinating the population of Sri Lanka…

India aims to meet vaccine orders placed by Sri Lanka in August

Depending on the scale of production of vaccines, India is aiming to meet vaccine orders placed by Sri Lanka and other South Asian neighbors by July-end or August, The Print…

Costly Chinese COVID Vaccine Sparks Row in Sri Lanka

Disclosure of procurement price of China’s Sinopharm vaccine in Sri Lanka has sparked a row after reports emerged that Colombo had to shell out a higher per-dose price than its…

Giving 2 Doses Of Different COVID-19 Vaccines Could Boost Immune Response

Typically, if you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses, you should get two of the same vaccine. Two Pfizer shots, or two Moderna shots. Not one and then…

How the Tiny Kingdom of Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World

The Lunana area of Bhutan is remote even by the standards of an isolated Himalayan kingdom: It covers an area about twice the size of New York City, borders far…

Policy Rates to Hold Steady As Indicators Make Headway – First Capital Research

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is widely expected to hold policy rates steady in the upcoming Policy Review meeting, according to First Capital Research…

Leading airlines join UNICEF’s historic mission of transporting COVID-19 vaccines around the world

UNICEF is today launching the Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Under this landmark initiative, over 10 leading airlines are signing agreements with UNICEF to support the prioritization of delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines,…

Covid-19: Maldives signs deal with AstraZeneca for 700,000 vaccine doses

Maldives has entered an agreement with AstraZeneca Singapore Private Limited to procure 700,000 vaccination doses for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This was revealed by the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC)’s…

India Agrees to Prioritize Sri Lanka in Providing COVID Vaccine

India’s foreign minister pledged Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday to prioritize the country when Indian-produced COVID-19 vaccines are ready for export, the President Media Division (PMD) said. Visiting Indian External…