COVID-19 vaccinations for people aged 20 to 29 in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, and Galle districts will begin today (Sept. 06), according to the head of the National Operation Centre for COVID-19 Outbreak Prevention (NOCPCO).
General Shavendra Silva, the Army Commander, noted that youths in the aforementioned age bracket can get vaccinated at any of the hospitals and clinics that are now providing COVID vaccines in these four areas.
Also, to the existing centres where the inoculation drive is already underway in Colombo District, the youths can obtain their COVID shots from special vaccinations centres manned by the Sri Lanka Army at the following locations:
• Diyatha Uyana
• Viharamahadevi Park
• Army Hospital, Werahera
• Army Hospital, Panagoda
COVID vaccines will only be administered to youths who are residing in these districts, the Army Commander noted.
Updates on Covid-19:
According to the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit, another 744 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, bringing the total number of new cases to 3,308.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 462,767.
Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been 384,557 confirmed recoveries and 10,140 confirmed deaths in Sri Lanka.
According to data from the Epidemiology Unit, there are presently 68,070 active cases in medical care.
Updates on Covid-19 Deaths:
The death toll from COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has topped 10,000, with 189 more victims certified by the Director-General of Health Services for Saturday (September 04).
The official death toll from the viral outbreak in Sri Lanka has now risen to 10,040 people.
The newest victims verified yesterday, according to data released by the Department of Government Information, comprising 96 males and 93 females.
A total of 154 deaths among older adults above the age of 60 had been reported. In addition, the virus has claimed the lives of 34 people between the ages of 30 and 59, as well as one guy under the age of 30.
A total of 2,081 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals and treatment centres as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health said today.
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