Jul 02, 2021

President urges to vaccinate all above 30-yrs in WP, before July 31

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed health authorities to vaccinate all persons above the age of 30 in the Western Province, before July 31.

In a media release, the President's Media Division notes that the President has said thus while addressing a meeting of the COVID-19 mitigation committee at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (02).

At the present, 60% of the population falling within this age range in Colombo district has been vaccinated with the first dose.

The statistics are 47% and 34% in the districts of Gampaha and Kalutara respectively.

The President has also expressed hope that sufficient supplies of Astrazeneca vaccines would be received soon and urged officials to plan to administer the second dose to all those who had received the first dose.