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Nurses attached to 100 Government hospitals across the country have decided to launch one hour token strike this afternoon (July 28). The protest will be carried out from 12 pm to 1 pm at the said hospitals, said the President of the Government Nursing Officers’ Association (GNOA) Saman Ratnapriya.
Sri Lanka will receive another four million doses of Sinopharm vaccines in the first week of August, the Sri Lankan Embassy in China said. This is the largest quantity of vaccine that Sri Lanka has been able to procure in one consignment.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Fairly Heavy showers about 50 mm can be expected at some places in these areas. Several spells of showers will occur in the North-Western province.
A stock of 1.6 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines donated by the Chinese Government arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning. Also, 1.6 million syringes were brought from China along with the vaccines. State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said this was the largest consignment of donation of Sinopharm vaccines given to Sri Lanka by China.
The highest number of vaccines given in a single day in relation to the COVID-19 immunization programme in the country was recorded yesterday with 437,878 persons getting vaccinated. Accordingto the Epidemiology Unit statistics, 365,628 doses of Sinopharm were provided as the 1st dose, while 35,722 doses were administered as the 2nd dose.
Heavy rains exceeding 100mm were reported in many parts of the country from yesterday morning (26) due to active south-west monsoon conditions over the island. Flash floods occurred in several roads in Colombo disturbing the usual traffic. One spill gate of the Lashapana reservoir was also opened due to the heavy rain falls. The Disaster Management Centre stated that the adverse weather...