Talks between President and WHO President - Hopes for 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Talks between President and WHO President - Hopes for 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

7 May 2021 05:32 pm

An nterview with President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adenam Gabrias took place via Video Conference Technology.

The President said in a Twitter message that the head of the World Health Organization had stated that he would support the delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Sri Lanka for the second dose.

The Twitter message also states that there is a need for another 20 million doses of the second dose among the people around the world who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca.

Meanwhile, the President has expressed confidence that the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine will be approved by the World Health Organization in the next few days, according to the findings of the discussion.