Sri Lanka to receive another 185,000 doses of Sputnik V

By Easwaran Rutnam

Sri Lanka is to receive another 185,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia, the Government said today.

State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Professor Channa Jayasumana told Colombo Gazette the vaccines from Russia are expected to arrive next Tuesday.

The first batch of 15,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka on 4 May.

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) had in March approved the use of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka.

The Government later announced that Sri Lanka will obtain 7 million Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines.

Sri Lanka is expected to receive a total 13.5 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine over the next few months. (Colombo Gazette)

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