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Kandy gets Sputnik V second dose today

The Kandy District Health Department informed that the second dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine will be given to all those who received the first dose of it in the Kandy District this week.

Over 120,000 Sputnik-V doses will be received in Kandy today (20). The first dose of Sputnik-V has been administered to 149,814 persons in the Kandy District, and only 30,000 have been given the second dose so far.

Kandy District Epidemiologist Dr.Pasan Jayasinghe said that the second dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine will be given to all those who received the first dose and arrangements have been made for that.

He said that the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the Kandy district has come down to four from eight in the last month. He added that the number of daily deaths has come down with the systematic implementation of the vaccination programme. Jayasinghe said that 97% of the 30 to 60-year-olds in the Kandy District had been given both doses. 

 


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