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“Covid not over yet; get the 4th dose”

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The Epidemiology Unit requested the people to get the Sinopharm vaccine as the fourth anti-covid-19 vaccine (second booster dose) as soon as possible.

It said the risk of Covid-19 still prevalent in the country.

Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Samita Ginige said the Epidemiology Unit is closely monitoring the spread of Covid-19 around the world.

In the recent past, the Pfizer vaccine was given as the fourth dose but the Health Ministry removed the vaccine after its expiry.

Accordingly, the authorities decided to give the Sinopharm vaccine as the fourth dose.

The people can visit any Medical Officer of Health (MOH) office and obtain the Sinopharm vaccine easily.

The country has received 26 million Sinopharm vaccines and so far 23,321,962 people have been vaccinated.

Another 2,678,038 Sinopharm vaccines are available in the country.

Therefore, Dr. Ginige said that any person who has not received COVID doses is able to get the Sinopharm vaccine.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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