The final decision on the importation of a corona vaccine to the island will be announced this week or next week, said Director General of Health Services, Specialist Dr. Asela Gunawardena.
He was speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today.
Joining the media briefing, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that the next six months are a time period to make sacrifices.
Meanwhile, with 530 more corona infected people being discharged from hospitals today, the total number of corona infected people in the country recovered has gone up to 42,621.
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva stated that another 310 corona infected people have been identified in the country today.
Only 6,398 infected are still being treated at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Army Commander stated that the 90 Watta in the Peliyagoda - Gangabada Grama Niladhari Division will be isolated from 6 pm today.
Also, another 165 Ukrainian tourists arrived in the island today from the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in connection with the pilot program to attract tourists to the island.
Accordingly, the number of Ukrainian tourists who have arrived in the island so far is 1,169.