Vaccination rollout: President instructs to conduct a census in all parts of the country

Friday, 30 July 2021 - 19:05

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to conduct a census in all parts of the country on those who have not received the COVID vaccine.

The President's Media Division stated that the President had given these instructions during a meeting with the Special Committee on the Suppression of COVID at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (30).

The President also instructed the officials to conduct a quick census at the Divisional Secretariat level and obtain a report within a few days on those who have not been vaccinated within a few days, the President's Media Division further stated.

The President pointed out the need to investigate those who have not yet been vaccinated and to encourage them to do so.

Studies on COVID infection and deaths have shown that nearly 95% of those were persons who have not been vaccinated.