Sep 19, 2021

120,000 Sputnik V doses arrive in island

A stock of 120,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses has arrived in the island from Moscow, Russia.

The consignment arrived at the Katunayake International Airport on a flight that landed at 1.52 this morning.

The 1,450kg weighing consignment has been transported in specially designed vehicles to the central storages of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation in Colombo.

The stock Sputnik V vaccine doses will be used to administer the second jab to residents of Kandy.

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