COVID-19 cases rising, Sri Lankan Minister thanking China for vaccination programme success

The Chinese government has come forward to fulfil 80% coverage of vaccines in Sri Lanka making the vaccination programme a great success and thereby strengthen the country, Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said, Daily Mirror reported. 

She expressed these views at a special discussion held with the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong at the Chinese Embassy yesterday. 

“The Chinese Government has extended its support to the Government of Sri Lanka in strengthening the programme to save the lives of people infected with Covid-19 and to control the virus by providing essential medical equipment to Intermediate Treatment Centres and Hospitals,” the Minister said.

According to the local officials, Sri Lanka has begun mass cremations to clear a backlog of dead bodies from Covid-19 as cases steadily increase across the island. 

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