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COVID-19 vaccine cards to be made mandatory at public places in Sri Lanka

Carrying the COVID-19 vaccination card will be made mandatory at public places in Sri Lanka from Friday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office has announced.

Published: 10th December 2021 06:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2021 06:21 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

COLOMBO: Carrying the COVID-19 vaccination card will be made mandatory at public places in Sri Lanka from Friday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office has announced, ahead of the festive season.

"Legal advice has been sought with regard to preventing those who have not obtained the vaccine from entering public places," it said.

The Sri Lankan government has claimed their national vaccination programme to be a success, with 15.9 million of the island nation's 21 million population being administered the first dose, while 13.7 and 1.1 million have received the second and third jabs respectively, according to the Health Ministry.



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